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Dignity and Human Rights:The Missing Dialogue

Geneva, Switzerland

June, 20, 2012

Geneva, Switzerland


The side event will focus on how the concept of dignity can provide a more holistic approach grounded in people’s realities and explore the potential limitation of the current human rights framework. It will advocate the Human Rights Council to commit to advance human rights with dignity and to ensure the concept of dignity is incorporated in all its work, in particular the resolutions on economic, social and cultural rights.


PWESCR (Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), Ms. Priti Darooka, Executive Director

Key Note Speaker:

Ambassador Ms. Laura Dupuy Lasserre of Uruguay, President of the Human Rights Council

Distinguished Speakers:

  • Ambassador Mr. Dilip Sinha, Permanent Mission of India to Geneva (not confirmed)
  • UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Ms. Magdalena Sepúlveda Carmona 
  • Amnesty International, Ms. Audrey Gaughra, Director, Global Issues

Slide Presentation by: Women's UN Report Network - WUNRN - Ms. Lois A. Herman, Coordinator


Ms.Virginia Bras Gomes, Former Member, UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Portugal


  • Mr. Manuel (Butch) Montes, Senior Advisor on Finance and Development, The South Centre
  • Worldwide Organization for Women, Ms. Afton Beutler,  President

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