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