CONF: Human Rights Agenda 21

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Jyothi Kanics---Global Survival Network (jkanics@igc.apc.org)
Tue, 6 Oct 1998 05:16:54 -0700 (PDT)


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THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
at Columbia University

In Celebration on the Occasion of
The 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and
The 20th Anniversary of the Center for the Study of Human Rights

Presents

Human Rights Agenda 21:
4 Challenges for the Coming Century

Thursday, 15 October
Casa Italiana
1161 Amsterdam Avenue at 117th Street
Columbia University, New York City

Friday, 16 October
Dag Hammarskjold Lounge
6th Floor, International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue & Morningside Drive
Columbia University, New York City

Presented in Cooperation with the Interfaith Center of New York

Conference Program

Thursday, 15 October
Casa Italiana
1161 Amsterdam Avenue at 117th Street
Columbia University, New York City

8:45am Registration
9:15am Welcome Remarks

9:30am -- Noon

1. MONITORING TRANSNATIONAL BUSINESS
to examine current developments of human rights problems affecting
corporations, the effect of codes & the monitoring of social accountability,
and the pattern of corporate responses

Panelists:
Tony Tinker / Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
Judy Gearhart / Council on Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency
Fitzroy Hilaire / Avon Products Corporation
Marcela Manubens / Philips-Van Heusen Corporation
Panel Chair: Anthony Ewing / Clark & Weinstock

12:30pm - 2:00pm

ISSUES LUNCHEONS

A. accounting & human rights monitoring
B. structuring social accountability within the corporation
C. NGO monitoring
D. external aid & civil society
E. articulating the interests of the poor at the UN

2:30pm - 5:00pm

2. ECONOMIC & SOCIAL RIGHTS & POVERTY
to ask whether promoting economic & social rights can alleviate poverty &
promote world peace & security, and whether the alleviation of poverty is an
obligation in international law, or merely a question of ethics and good will
 
Panelists:
Roger Normand / Center for Economic & Social Rights
Lisa Jordan / Bank Information Center
Cheri Honkwala / Kingston Welfare Union
Panel Chair: Stephen P. Marks / School of Int'l & Public Affairs, Columbia
University

5:00pm Reception

Friday, 16 October
Dag Hammarskjold Lounge
6th Floor, International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street, between Amsterdam Avenue & Morningside Drive
Columbia University, New York City

8:45am Registration
9:15am Welcome Remarks

9:30am - Noon

3. Freedom of Religion & Belief: The Agenda for the UN
to define a ten-year agenda for the UN by asking how the issues can be
formulated in such a way that a worthwhile agenda is visible and whether it
should focus more on problem-solving rather than the writing of new codes &
ethics

Panelists:
David Little / US Institute of Peace
B.G. Ramcharan / United Nations
Krassimir Kanev / Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
Asifa Quraishi / Harvard Law School
Sir Paul Reeves / University of Auckland, New Zealand
Panel Chair: J. Paul Martin, Center for the Study of Human Rights

12:30pm - 2:00pm

ISSUES LUNCHEONS

F. religion & conflict resolution
G. women & Islam
H. the Amnesty International Campaign
I. protection of women in regions of violent conflict
J. health & women's human rights

2:30pm - 5:00pm

4. after beijing & vienna: women's human rights for a new century
to take stock of the movement since Beijing & Vienna and to identify where the
energies lie & are likely in the future to focus

Panelists:
Dianne Dillon-Ridgley / Women's Environment & Development Organization
Thea DuBow / My Sister's Place
Alice Miller / Women's Rights Advocacy Program, International Human Rights
Law Group
Jessica Neuwirth / Equality Now
Panel Chair: Charlotte Bunch / Center for Women's Global Leadership

5:00pm Reception

50 / The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by
the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 & has been sustained by human
rights activists all over the world in their struggle for freedom & justice.
20 / The Center for the Study of Human Rights was established in 1978 & is in
its twentieth year as an organization committed to research, education and
training for the promotion of human rights.

Conference Co-sponsors:
Amnesty International USA (http://www.amnesty-usa.org/home.html)
Casa Italiana, Columbia University (http://www.columbia.edu/cu/casaitaliana/)
Council for Economic Priorities Accreditation Agency (CEPAA)
(http://www.cepaa.org/)
Women's Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) (http://www.wedo.org/)
Zichlin School of Business, Baruch College (http://bus.baruch.cuny.edu/)

Registration & Information:
Pre-Registration is Required. For registration form, please see below.
For information on accommodation, child care or any other concerns, please
contact:

Center for the Study of Human Rights
1108 International Affairs Building
420 West 118th Street
MC: 3365
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

Tel: 212-854-2479 / Fax: 212-316-4579
Email: cshr@columbia.edu / Web: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/humanrights

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Human Rights Agenda 21: 4 Challenges for the Coming Century
Thursday / Friday, 15 & 16 October, 1998

Center for the Study of Human Rights

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