75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Central Asia
Symposium & Opening Ceremony
Date: 29 September 2023
The OSCE Academy in Bishkek together with the Global Campus for Human Rights in Venice celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration for Human Rights (UDHR) at the Academy"s opening ceremony for the regional Master Programme in Liberal Arts in Human Rights and Sustainability (MAHRS) in Central Asia on 29th September 2023.
For 75 years, the UDHR has inspired billions of people worldwide to strive for equality, fundamental freedoms and justice. It has been a blueprint for international, national, and local laws in Central Asian countries since independence in 1991. The UDHR also lays in the foundation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).
During the symposium and opening ceremony of MAHRS our international guests from UN, OSCE, EU, academia and civil society will be debating and discussing the global and regional impact of UDHR in Central Asia, the achievements and shortcoming but also the pathways for societies and institutions in the region to realize and implement international human rights norms and means for sustainable development and growth.
We invite all those interested in this subject matter to register free on joining us either in person or via our webinar link.
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Symposium 75 Years UDHR: Human Rights Achievement and Challenges in Central Asia
Welcoming and Opening
Dr. Indira Satarkulova, Acting Director of the OSCE Academy in Bishkek
Opening Remarks H.E. Ambassador Alexey Rogov, Head of the OSCE Programme Office in Bishkek
75th UDHR Anniversary Symposium
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr, MAHRS Programme Supervisor at OSCE Academy in Bishkek
H.E. Manfred Nowak, Secretary General & Professor, Global Campus of Human Rights in Venice
Prof. Dr. Sania Toktogazieva, Associate Professor, American University in Central Asia, Bishkek
Dr. Syinat Sultanalieva, Researcher, Human Rights Watch, Bishkek
Debate & Discussion
Opening Ceremony of Master’s in Human Rights & Sustainability Programme
Moderation & Introduction: Prof. Dr. Anja Mihr
Prof. Dr. Veronica Gomez, President, Global Campus for Human Rights in Venice, Prof of Law at the University of San Martin in Buenos Aires, and Judge at the Interamerican Court for Human Rights in Costa Rica
H.E. Marilyn Josefson, Ambassador, EU Delegation in Bishkek
H.E. Antje Kristin Grawe, UN Resident Coordinator, UN Regional Office in Central Asia, Bishkek
H.E. Manfred Nowak, Secretary General, Global Campus for Human Rights in Venice
Mr. Brian Beckman, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek
17:35 Buffet (Courtyard catering)