Human Rights Council

1st Meeting, Social Forum 2023

1st Meeting, Social Forum 2023
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The Social Forum 2023 focuses on the contribution of science, technology and innovation to the promotion of human rights, including in the context of post-pandemic recovery

10h00-10h30       Opening Remarks

           - H.E. Mr. Ali Bahreini, Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Social Forum            - H.E. Ms. Maira Mariela Macdonal Alvarez, Vice President of the Human Rights Council            - Mr. Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

10h30-10h40 Video Message

           - Mr. Neil de Grasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Author and Science Communicator

10h40-11h30       Keynote Panel

            - High-level representative from the Republic of Cuba (TBC)             - Mr. Rouhollah Dehghani Firouzabadi, Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran for                 Science, Technology, and Knowledge-based Economy             - Ms. Lidia Arthur Brito, Assistant Director-General for the Natural Sciences, United Nations                  Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)             - Mr. Edward Kwakwa, Assistant Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization                 (WIPO)             - Ms. Alexandra Xanthaki, Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights             - Ms. Anita Gurumurthy, Executive Director, IT for Change

11h30-13h00       General Discussion