“The UN Human Rights System: Achievements and Challenges”


The “United Nations Regional Information Centre”, UNRIC
The UN Human Rights Office for Europe, OHCHR

The «Association pour les Nations Unies », APNU,
The «Vereniging voor de Verenigde Naties », VVN

have the pleasure of inviting you to a conference,
on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights  
on Tuesday 12 December 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm
at the Residence Palace (Polak Hall),Rue de la Loi, Schuman Square, in Brussels,
“The UN Human Rights System: Achievements and Challenges”
with  Em.  Professor  Marc Bossuyt,  University of Antwerp.
Member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Former Chair of UN Commission and the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights; Hon. Commissioner General for Refugees and Stateless Persons; Em. President of the Belgian Constitutional Court,


Professor Olivier De Schutter, Université Catholique de Louvain.
Former Special Rapporteur of the United Nations for the Right to Food; Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Co-Chair of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems (IPES-Food).


Opening statement: Pierre Galand, President of APNU
Moderator: Professor Jan Wouters, President of VVN
Concluding remarks: Birgit Van Hout, Director OHCHR


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