1st Meeting, Europe And Central Asia Seminar: The Contribution of Development to the Enjoyment of all Human Rights
In its resolution 47/11, adopted in 2021, the Human Rights Council requested "the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize a series of regional seminars, one for each of the five geographical regions, before the fifty-third session of the Council, on the contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights."
10:00-10:30 Opening remarks • Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights • H.E. Mr. Federico Villegas, President of the Human Rights Council • Mr. Dmitry Mariyasin, Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe 10:30-11:30 Keynote panel: Reflections on the contribution of development to the enjoyment of human rights This session will examine how development strategies can be used to direct economies towards solving the biggest challenges through innovation and investment and contribute to human rights for all. It will consider what can be done to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights in the process. • Ms. Kori Udovicki, President of the Governing Board of the Center for Advanced Economic Studies, Serbia, Member of the United Nations Committee for Development Policy • Ms. Kate Roll, Assistant Professor and Head of Teaching at the Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College of London • Mr. Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, Chief Executive Officer, Oxfam UK • Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona, Executive Director, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Moderator: Ms. Nada Al-Nashif, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights 11:30-13:00 General Discussion