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Thursday, October 19, 6:45 8:45 pm

Plymouth Congregational Church
(Jackman room, lower level)
1900 Nicollet Ave S, Minneapolis 55403

A program honoring United Nations Day

HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCACY AT THE       UNITED NATIONS

Jennifer Prestholdt, Deputy Director, & Mark Petty
The Advocates for Human Rights

In March 2017, The Advocates for Human Rights led a delegation to conduct human rights advocacy before the United Nations. The speakers will discuss their experiences traveling to Geneva to advocate before the Human Rights Council, and will describe how they used UN human rights mechanisms to enforce international legal standards related to women’s rights, the death penalty, torture, racial discrimination, and the rights of persons with disabilities, as well as the impact of their work on domestic foreign laws and practices.

This program is sponsored by CGS-MN, and co-sponsored by Minnesota Alliance of Peacemakers, United Nations Association, MN, and The Advocates for Human Rights.

Additional reading:

Human Rights Tools for a Changing World, chapter 9: "Advocacy at the UN"

 

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