Democracy and Rights - Which Role for Youth. A Lecture given by the UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
|Dates:||12 November 2018|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Humanities|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students|
The Business and Human Rights Catalyst at AMBS and Politics in the School of Social Sciences present:
Democracy and Rights – Which Role for the Youth.
A lecture delivered by Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
All students and staff from across the University are welcome to attend the lecture
Democracy represents a system of governance where people can fully realise their human rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “the will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government” (article 21.3). Over the years, the Human Rights Council has adopted a number of resolutions highlighting the interdependent and mutually reinforcing relationship between democracy and people’s dignity.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration, and the UN Deputy High Commissioner Kate Gilmore will be in Manchester to discuss with students the participation of young people in democratic processes. With new forms of political participation and engagement, understanding the challenges of youth’s inclusion is crucial for the advancement of our democracies around the World.
2.15pm: Welcome and introduction from Professor Ken McPhail, Deputy Head of School and Director of Research, Alliance Manchester Business School
2.25pm: Lecture delivered by Ms. Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
2.55pm: Conversation with Kate Gilmore and a Q&A with the audience, moderated by Dr Jess Gifkins, Lecturer in International Relations, School of Social Sciences
Pre-registration is not required, but please arrive promptly at the Martin Harris Centre as seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis from 2.00pm
Role: UN Deputy High Commissioner
Organisation: United Nations Commission for Human Rights
Travel and Contact Information
Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama