ACCESSIBILITY AT UNOG A A A A The United Nations in the Heart of Europe

17 December 2013 - 18 December 2013
20 years after the Vienna Conference: Human Rights – an evolving global patrimony

4th edition
"20 years after the Vienna Conference:
Human Rights through the years, a shared evolving heritage"

17 and 18 December 2013
Cinema XIV - Kazakh Room (Wing AB, 1st fl.)


This seminar is open to University professors and students.

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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

08:45 Palais des Nations, 14 avenue de la Paix, Prégny Gate

09:30 Welcome and introduction
Ms. Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director, Information Service

10:00 Door 39: Guided visit of the UN Office at Geneva

Creation of Human Rights Norms and Their Applications

11:00 An independent control : the Human Rights committees and special procedures
Mr. Robert Kolb, Professor of international law, University of Geneva

14:00 An intergovernmental control: the Human Rights Council and the Universal Periodic Review
Mr. Eric Tistounet, Chief, Human Rights Council Branch
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Towards New Themes on Human Rights

16:00: The rights to freedom from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

9:30 Water : a Human Right
Mr. Jerry van den Berge, Policy Staff - European Works Councils, Water and Waste

11:00 Internet and social media: the challenges of data protection
Mr. Nicolaos Volanis, Legal Officer, International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

14:00 Business and Human Rights: protect, respect, repair

16:00 The five priorities of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:
Five persistent challenges to ensure that human rights are fully respected.
The protection of Human Rights defenders

17:00 Closing ceremony and delivery of certificates