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Human Rights Up Front

September 26, 2014

On Friday, September 26th, IPI together with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will cohost the Seventh Annual Trygve Lie Symposium on Fundamental Freedoms, bringing together UN representatives, government officials, experts, and members of civil society to discuss how Human Rights Up Front can put human rights and civilian protection at the forefront of the UN agenda today.

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Some of the questions that will be addressed during the event include: How can the Human Rights Up Front initiative contribute to the mainstreaming of human rights within the UN system? What value does Human Rights Up Front add to the existing work that the UN and its funds, programs, and field officers are doing on early warning and prevention? How can member states best support the Human Rights Up Front Initiative? What are the lessons learned from the implementation of Human Rights Up Front?

The panel discussion will be chaired by H.E. Mr. Børge Brende, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway.

H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
H.E. Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
H.E. Ms. Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Republic of Rwanda
H.E. Mr. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
H.E. Mr. David Miliband, President of the International Rescue Committee





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