9 December 2023 Convention/Conference Third Night of Global Social Rights

24 hours of conversation on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


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09.12.2023, 17:00 - 10.12.2023, 17:00 Hr


Globalization, Social Movements / Organizing, Participation / Civil Rights


Third Night of Global Social Rights

During the 75 years of its application, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has proven to be an effective reference in the search for equality and respect for human dignity, but at the same time, it has proven to be a perfectible tool, whose extension by other declarations, or better still, binding instruments, is the condition of its relevance and its pertinence in the fight against the new forms of violation of human rights and threats to human life on earth: the effects of fossil-fueled capitalism on climate change, the new forms of slavery, the renewed strategies of exclusion and discrimination of sexually and culturally diverse populations, and a long list of challenges of our present.

How then to use the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the face of the new challenges facing humanity? How does this Declaration challenge us and challenges global governance and social organizations to continue seeking solutions to the problems of the 21st century? How can we complement the declaration with other instruments to advance human rights, and through the United Nations reach a horizon of recognition and inclusion of all the world's diversity?

In this sense, the Third Night of Global Social Rights will bring together human rights defenders, social organizations, academics and representatives of international organizations from around the world for a 24-hour conversation aimed to seek answers to these and other questions, with the objective of valuing the achievements of the global efforts in the defense of human rights, and of proposing actions to increase the effectiveness and scope of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights instruments in response to the new challenges facing humanity.

The full programme is available here.

Register for the event here.


Carola Franz

Project Manager for the Geneva Office, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Phone: +49 30 44310144