2019 VOL.6 WHRCF Newsletter Day 2

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Local Governments and Human Rights

October 1, 2019 (Tuesday)

Today, the 9th World Human Rights Cities Forum featured 18 programs, consist of Special Sessions, Thematic Sessions, Plenary Session, and Special Events. The Networking Party followed at the fourth floor of Kim Darjung Convention Center, to allow participants to get to know each other better and make new networks. This year's Forum we emphasize a green Forum more than ever. We'd thank everyone who supports and participates in this campaign!
Today's Sessions
Plenary Session 2
Venue: Kim Daejung Convention Center 2F

Plenary Session 2: "Challenges and Opportunities for Human Rights Cities" aims to develop a common response and strategy for an integrated local approach to human rights in global agendas.

Special Sessions
Venue: Kim Daejung Convention Center 4F

Five sessions were held today which include Strategies to Combat Hatred and Discrimination for Realization of Sustainable Human Rights Cities, International Workshop on 2030 Agenda for Human Rights Cities, and Rights to Housing.

Thematic Sessions
Venue: Kim Daejung Convention Center 2F

Thematic sessions on Migrants, Social Economy, Disability, and Gender, were held today with lots of enthusiasm from the public.  These sessions help us raise the question: Is Gwangju a human rights city?

Side Events
Venue: Gwangju Design Biennale

Invited guests enjoyed watching a Korean classical music performance in Gwangju Performance Maru and appreciating modern, international design ideas meet traditional arts at Gwangju Design Biennale. 

Networking Dinner
Venue: Kim Daejung Convention Center 4F

A networking party was arranged for all invited guests before concluding this year's Forum tomorrow. 

Featured Speaker
Martina Mittenhuber (Germany)

Mittenhuber is head of the Office of Human Rights in the city of Nuremberg in her native country of Germany. Her work analyzing and working in the areas of human rights and history for much of her professional career gives her insight into why and how cities should invest in promoting human rights at the local level. Martina Mittenhuber addressed issues of gender and women’s rights in her presentation “Women-Friendly Village: Imagine Human Rights Cities for All" in the Thematic Session on October 1, 2019 (Excerpt from Gwangju News September 2019 issue).

WHRCF Day 2 in Photos