Internationale Konferenz in Wien – 25. Jubiläum Wiener Weltkonferenz über Menschenrechte

Contract partner: BIM-FV - Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte - ForschungsvereinCountry: Entwicklungsländer, unspezifisch Funding amount: € 50.000,00Project start: 01.03.2018End: 30.06.2018

Short Description:

Overall goal

The conference intends to make a contribution to a future-oriented discourse on human rights that takes into account that human rights are of relevance to all of us, as the human rights agenda of the next decennials will be shaped by global trends which will have an impact on each and every human being.


Expected results

Each Working Group shall result in a number of short, practical recommendations to be addressed to States and other stakeholders for further action. In addition, a subsequent publication will document the Conference outcome.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The Expert Conference will gather up to 150 high level representatives of the UN, including special procedure mandate holders and treaty bodies; regional/sub-regional/national/local human rights insti-tutions; human rights defenders; independent human rights experts from civil society and academia; youth; private sector and government representatives.


Within the framework of this conference two working Groups will be fromed: 1) Promotion of equality in our societies; 2) Security and human rights.

Each Working Group shall be composed of experts, a moderator and a rapporteur. In preparation of the Conference, participants will receive a thematic outline for their Working Group as a basis for discussion. The conference language will be English.


In 2018, we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights which took place from 14 to 25 June 1993 in Vienna, Austria. Due to this event, a High Level Expert Conference on Human Rights with the title "Vienna+25: Building Trust – Making Human Rights a Reality for All" is taking place in Vienna on May 22nd and 23rd. In 1993, the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) adopted at the World Conference is a landmark document for the promotion and protection of human rights: among others, the universality of all human rights was affirmed, the realisation of human rights as a priority objective of the United Nations and a legitimate concern of the international community confirmed, the significance of the human rights of women highlighted, and, as a result, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and his office (OHCHR) were created.

project number2570-00/2018
source of fundingOEZA
sector Staatsführung & Zivilgesellschaft, allgemein
modalityOther technical assistance
marker Gender: 1, Democracy: 2
  • Policy marker: are used to identify, assess and facilitate the monitoring of activities in support of policy objectives concerning gender equality, aid to environment, participatory development/good governance, trade development and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health. Activities targeting the objectives of the Rio Conventions include the identification of biodiversity, climate change mitigation, climate change adaptation, and desertification.
    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
  • Type of Aid – Aid modalities: classifies transfers from the donor to the first recipient of funds such as budget support, core contributions and pooled programmes and funds to CSOs and multilateral organisations, project-type interventions, experts and other technical assistance, scholarships and student costs in donor countries, debt relief, administrative costs and other in-donor expenditures.
  • Purpose/ sector code: classifies the specific area of the recipient’s economic or social structure, funded by a bilateral contribution.
  • Tied/Untied: Untied aid is defined as loans and grants whose proceeds are fully and freely available to finance procurement from all OECD countries and substantially all developing countries. Transactions are considered tied unless the donor has, at the time of the aid offer, clearly specified a range of countries eligible for procurement which meets the tests for “untied” aid.