2020 Join the 10 Years of the WHRCF Session (Dec. 2, 4 pm KST)

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Join the "10 Years of the WHRCF" Session  


“10 Years of the World Human Rights Cities Forum (WHRCF)" Session will be held on December 2nd at 4 pm online.

The session is to share the major achievements of the forum for the last decade and to discuss the ways and direction that the forum has to seek for improvement in the future.

Since 2011, the WHRCF has contributed to expanding the scope of the human rights narrative and providing international opportunities for human rights networking and exchanges among advocators and activists.

Despite this, the forum still faces many challenges, as yet unresolved over the past decade. Increasing voices of concern include questions over the forum’s identity and roles, the lack of effective tools for improving international human rights solidarity, and other planning and operational issues.

The WHRCF will seek a new way to respond to the changing global human rights environment; build a solid human rights system for every community and promote international collaboration between human rights cities, through the session.

The session will examine the major achievements of the forum and identify the success strategies and vision of the forum led by local regions with two keynote speakers; KIM Gi-gon (Director of Community Culture and Research, Gwangju Jeonnam Research Institute) and SHIN Gyonggu (Director, Gwangju International Center).

It will also look at the strategies of development of the forum at the national level as well as at the global level with two speakers; HER Chang-young (WHRCF Planning Committee Member) and Morten Kjaerum (Director, Raoul Wallenberg Institute), followed by discussion from the floor.

For more information about the session, visit the WHRCF official website (http://www.whrcf.org/E_p4001_2020.php), where the session will be broadcast live.