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WHRCF 2018 would like to invite speakers who would love to join in our mission of spreading awareness regarding global Human Rights issues and establishing a culture grounded in Human Rights. We are very much looking forward to your active participation and presentation at the forum.

About the WHRCF 2018

  • ◦ Period : October 18-21(Thu-Sun), 2018 (4 days)
  • ◦ Venue : Kimdaejung Convention Center, Gwangju, Republic of Korea
  • ◦ Hosts : Gwangju Metropolitan City, Gwangju Metropolitan of Education
  • ◦ Organizers : Gwangju International Center, UCLG-CISDP
  • ◦ Theme : Whom Do We Live With?
  • Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Peace


We are hereby calling for written papers based on this year’s theme or Human Rights Issues in general. Each speaker will be given 20 minuets to present, followed by 10minutes Q&A.

Criteria for Selection

Speaker should have relevant experience in these activities or have done work related to Human Rights, a topic of which aligns with the theme of this year’s forum, as well as a clear and succinct abstract.


Abstracts need to be written within 500 words. All papers are recommended to follow APA stylesheet guide and be submitted as a Microsoft Word File. Please submit the abstracts to the forum’s official e-mail at by the deadline.


The selected speakers will be provided domestic transportation and the accommodation by the WHRCF secretariat. Additionally, the Speaker will be invited to attend a welcoming dinner and networking party which will take place during the forum.


May 31 th

of Application

June 11 th

of Abstract

June 18 th

of the result

Documents for submission

Please be sure to fill out and submit a speaker application form. Additionally, please send us your abstract and a profile picture in jpg format to
Application form


If you have any queries about the call for speakers, please feel free to contact WHRCF secretariat, Younglee Han.

◦Telephone : +82 62-070-4453-7237

◦E-mail :

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