BEIRUT: The Arab Programme in Democracy and Human Rights at the Institute of Political Science at Saint Joseph University of Beirut, in collaboration with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, is hosting a public discussion on supporting human rights through sustainable development goals.
Taking place at Gulbenkian Amphitheatre on Friday September 13, the conference will tackle the relationship between SDGs and human rights. Discussions will focus on the sixteenth goal, which entails building a safe environment that is free of violence and that provides equal access to justice.
The one-day event will be divided into two parts.
Prominent guest speakers including Ghassan Hasbani, Michel Moussa, Roueida El Hage, Celine Moyroud, and Ziad Abdel Samad will discuss the topic on a national level during the first part of the day.
The second part of the day will tackle the topic from a regional perspective with Karima El Korri and members of various Arab national human rights institutions.
The discussion will also provide a critical review about the SDGs and the situation of human rights in the Arab world.
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