Nov

27

Celebrating Human Rights! 0 Reply

Human Rights Day

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration – the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.

Nowadays, our societies face many challenges with regard to the implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said that “cooperation between all actors, through multilateral institutions, can solve the complex challenges that face the world, and that by working to uphold human rights, … can ensure more just and respectful societies, living together in sustainable development and security”

In the framework of its 70 anniversary, Dialogue Café Association and its network members wish to promote, engage and reflect on the UDHR by organising a global session. A session aimed at raising awareness of what the UDHR means in everyday life, giving the floor to Human Right activists to know more about their commitment and finally, reflecting how each of us can stand up for human rights.

Activists, Human Rights and civil society organisations, youth leaders and workers, volunteers and general public based in cities of Belgrade, Évora, Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro will participate in this discussion and share their views, experiences and ideas on how taking action and standing up for Human Rights.

Dialogue Cafés participating in this debate are: Belgrade, Evora, Lisbon, Novi Pazar, and Rio de Janeiro!

Provisional Programme

Dialogue Café Belgrade

* Stefan Kondic, UNA Serbia, Masters degree in Political Science from Princeton
* Nikola Petrovic, Serbian Youth Delegate to the UN, Masters degree in Law at Cambridge
* Representative of the Belgrade Open School that deals with human rights protection.

For further information, contact info@dialoguecafe.org

Jan

25

UN Sustainable Development Goals – from global goals to local action 0 Reply

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The world in which we live is faced with so many challenges. Their scope is very wide and solutions are hard to be find. In every region of the world people are facing different obstacles and they because of that need different mechanism by which they can overcome those obstacles.

A good overview of those challenges is presented in a set of Sustainable Development Goals. Those are the main objectives that world leaders agreed upon. They should be resolved during the 2015-2030 time period. UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Mon clustered them into six main elements: dignity, prosperity, justice, partnership, planet and people. We can see from this that SDG-s really cover a wide range of issues that humanity as whole need to deal with. That’s the main reason why the role of UN is so important in fulfilling those objectives. Only the UN has the capacity of doing that effectively. And we can see prove of that in example of Millennium Development Goals whose impact was very successful at the end.

But, implementing those goals won`t be an easy task. This set of new goals is more wider and covers more than the previous one which expired in 2015. The main problem will be to focus on a local action that will be necessary when it comes to every among those seventeen goals. For example, we will not see an improvement in implementing clean energy strategy on a local level if there is no willingness of local and national authorities to do that. That`s why the partnership is so important in this story. We need to show a good example to all of those who are still skeptical about this issue. And they need to turn them into their benefits by learning from others. On the other side, UN will need to remain its strong leadership position when it comes to those questions. It is a global problem and only if world stand united in every aspect of it, we can see an improvement by the end of 2030.

For this purpose, Dialogue Cafe Novi Pazar organises the session ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals – from global goals to local action‘ on 28 January 2016 – From 15h00 to 16h30 (London time) with the participation of  DC Lisbon and DC Rio de Janeiro.

 

PROGRAMME

Moderator: Mr Aleksandar Bojic, United Nations Association of Serbia, Project Team

DC Novi Pazar (Una Serbia / Centar Duga):

  • Ms Irena Vojackova Sollorano, the UN Resident Coordinator in Serbia (read message)
  • Mr Enis Ujkanovic, Professor, Project Euro PROGRES, International University Novi Pazar
  • Mr Samir Kacapor, Director of the Regional Development Agency of SandĹľak “SEDA”.

DC Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation):

With the participation of other organisations DC Rio de Janeiro (UCAM University).

 

Discover the UN Sustainable Development Goals!

 

  • Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
  • Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
  • Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

 

For more detailed information:

United Nations Association of Serbia – Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar (E-mail: unaserbia@gmail.com)

Dialogue Café Association

Helena Barroco (helenabarroco@casadoregalo.pt)

Dalia Sendra (daliasendra@casadoregalo.pt)

 

 

 

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Hello Michele! the Smart Cities II project finished longtime ago. If you wish concrete information, contact us by email to info@dialoguecafe.org. With thanks and kind regards
daliasendra on 2018.09.18