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HR75 Thematic Spotlight Discussion: Social Protection…

HR75 Thematic Spotlight Discussion: Social Protection, Sustainable Development, and Right to Development
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Social Protection, Sustainable Development, and Right to Development: Human Rights 75 - September Thematic Spotlight Discussion
  • The discussions in the event will identify priority areas for actions and advocacy in promoting the right to social security and the right to development and in ensuring policy coherence of MS, UN, IFIs, and all relevant actors with the international human rights treaties and labour standards in eradicating poverty and reducing socio-economic inequalities.


  • Moderator:
    • Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and a former SR on extreme poverty and HR
  • Opening remarks:
    • Mr. Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
    • Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • Panellists:
    • H.E. Ms. Lotte Knudsen, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva
    • H.E. Mr. Galib Israfilov, Chair of the Geneva Chapter of the Non-Aligned Movement
    • Mr. Bonny Ibhawoh, Member, Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development
    • Ms. Tala Odeh, Human Rights defender, Member of the OHCHR Youth Advisory Group