XVIIth Journeys of Scientific Research: Free and equal? 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

When :

from Tuesday 4 September, 2018
to Saturday 8 September, 2018

Type of event :

Meeting by Member States or Institutions

Where :

Faculty of Social Sciences, Montevideo, Uruguay

Contact :

Andrés Morales, a.morales@unesco.org

The "XVIIth Journeys of Scientific Research: Free and equal? 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", will take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences (FCS) of the University of Uruguay, in Montevideo, from 4 to 7 September 2018. This conference is organized by the FCS with support of the UNESCO Office in Montevideo.

The event will include 6 central panels, 25 round tables, 27 thematic panels and a poster exhibition.

On the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the XVIIth Journeys aim to address the discussion on this issue from an open perspective that recognizes the broadening of the rights agenda.

The keynote Conference entitled "Human Rights in the future" is organized jointly by UNESCO and the FCS. The discussion will count on the participation of renowned international and national human rights academicians, such as: Rodrigo Uprimny, professor and Director of the Center of Studies on Law, Justice and Development at the Universidad Nacional (Colombia) and member of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR); Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Igarapé Institute (Brazil) ; Felipe Michelini, UNESCO Chair on Human Rights of the Universidad de la República (Uruguay); and Mariana González Guyer, Faculty of Social Sciences (FCS, Uruguay).

The conference seeks to discuss the human rights situation in light of the constant social, economic, cultural, technological and environmental changes facing our society. Will the human rights agenda change in the future? Will there be other rights or should we change their interpretation? To what extent are existing national and international institutions prepared to face these perspectives?

These and other questions will be discussed during the keynote Conference that will take place on 7 September at 6:00 pm at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Free entry.