THIRD THURSDAY GLOBAL ISSUES FORUMS
Free and open to the public; no reservations necessary
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Abundant free parking in lot on Franklin Ave. adjacent to Church; enter building from lot on LaSalle Ave side.
Thursday, October 19, 6:45 – 8:45 pm
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.