Second World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) in Marrakech , 27-30 November

By on October 19, 2014

The Kingdom of Morocco will host the second edition of the World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) in Marrakesh from 27 to 30 November 2014. In December 2013, Brazil hosted the first World human rights Forum, with over 5,000 participants from 30 countries. The Marrakech Forum took place twenty years after the 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human rights.

By organizing this second edition, Morocco seeks to contribute to the emergence of a universal platform for dialogue among governments, national human rights institutions and civil society organizations working to meet people’s aspirations for respect, dignity, equality and justice.

Holding the WHRF in Marrakech is also an opportunity for:

• Conducting an overall review of advances in human rights and the challenges and constraints hindering their effectiveness;

• Engaging in a pluralistic reflection among governments and regional and international human rights NGOs and institutions;

• Making an assessment of the status of various human rights defense movements.

The Marrakech Forum is focused on two key moments:

– An inaugural conference, during which prominent international figures will express their views on major human rights issues in the world today;

– A closing conference that draws the main conclusions and recommendations of the Forum.

Between these two major events, the Marrakech WHRF hosts about forty thematic forums, more than fifteen special events and around fifty diverse events: conferences, dialogues for human rights, internal activities, workshops, self-organized workshops and a cultural program.

The Marrakech Forum is expected to host 5,000 participants from five continents, including Heads of State, Ministers, representatives of international organizations for human rights, academics, international activists in the fields of Human Rights, national and international NGOs and representatives of the media.

More information is available on the website dedicated to this important event via the following address:

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