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10.10 (MON)09:00 ~ 16:00KOR
room 214 Training for Korean Human Rights Education Teachers **

10.10 (MON)09:00 ~ 11:30KOR, ENG
Side Events Human Rights Tour Ⅰ
Chonnam National University → May 18th National Cemetery → Kimdaejung Convention Center (By bus)

Human Rights Dark Tour will offer a chance to travel back to May 1980, a critical juncture of the Korean modern history in which people fought and struggled for realizing democracy. Part 1 will provide participants with a chance to look around historical sites of 5‧18 Democratization Movement while listening to stories back then and to take a moment for commemorating victims as well.

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*Part 1 is only available to invited participants.

10.10 (MON)13:00 ~ 15:30KOR, ENG
room 209-210 UNESCO Master Class Gwangju Series
Youth Actions in Response to Online Discriminations  download Concept Note

The UNESCO Master Class Gwangju Series was launched to foster the next generation of anti-discrimination leaders as the lead city of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Coalition of Cities Against Discrimination (UNESCO APCAD). Particularly, the Gwangju Series was designed under the theme of "Youth's Action Against Online Discriminations", focusing on the rapidly increasing online hate speech, which has been proven to become more severe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Host
Han Daeseong

Intern, UNESCO Office in Bangkok

Special Lecture
Michal Balcerzak

Vice-Chairperson, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Activity Report
Sal-gu-ssi

LEE Hamin [Korea] Student, Sangmu High school / KIM Kanghun [Korea] Student, Sangmu High school / PYO Chaeyun [Korea] Student, Sangmu High school / LIM jinsu [Korea] Student, Sangmu High school

Pari-ro-ga-kkang

KIM Jimin [Korea] Student, Suwan High School / IM Hyejin [Korea] Student, Unnam High School / KIM Donghyo [Korea] Student, Bia High School

Cheong-dang-po

KO Sarang [Korea] Student, Unnam High School / CHEON Jieun [Korea] Student, Unnam High School / LEE NaKyeong [Korea] Student, Bomun High school

On-sae-mi-ro

CHOI Seoyoung [Korea] Student, Unnam High School / LEE Yurim [Korea] Student, Speer Girls High School / JU Youmin [Korea] Student, Donga High school / YUN Hyejung [Korea] Student, Daesung Girls' High School

Action for one

JANG Seoyeon [Korea] Student, Cheomdan High School / SEO Yusol [Korea] Student, Seongdeok High School / HAN Dogyeong [Korea] Student, Seongdeok High School / LEE Yujeong [Korea] Student, Seongdeok High School

Organizer

Gwangju International Center(GIC), UNESCO, Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education

10.10 (MON)14:00 ~ 16:00KOR
room 306 Gwangju Citizen Action Group for Human Rights Workshop **
Joint Workshop of the 3rd Civil Human Rights Activists Group for Capability Enhancement  download Concept Note

‘Gwangju Inkkotjigi’ was launched in February 2017 in a bid to encourage citizens to monitor human rights status and to conduct relevant campaigns in their daily life. Since its opening, it has implemented various programs including constant monitoring human rights status and human rights campaigns, ultimately to contribute to promoting Gwangju as a human rights city with civil engagement. The meeting participated by citizens would enable the citizens themselves, as agents for human rights city realization, to respect others’ human rights in daily life and support for the human rights policies of Gwangju Metropolitan City. Therefore, the group ‘Gwangju Inkkotjigi’ promotes Gwangju as a human rights city that respects human dignity and value while upholding the meaning of ‘Inkkotjigi’ referring to the protector of human dignity and value as beautiful as flowers.

Organizer

Gwangju Inkkotjigi

10.10 (MON)16:00 ~ 17:30KOR, ENG, FRA, ESP / KSL, CC
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Convention Hall Opening Ceremony & Round Table

Opening Remarks
KANG Gijung

[Korea] Mayor, Gwangju Metropolitan City

Welcoming Remarks
LEE Jeongseon

[Korea] Superintendent, Gwangju Metropolitan Office of Education

Congratulatory Remarks
JEONG Muchang

[Korea] Chairperson, Gwangju Metropolitan Council

NAM Gyuseon

[Korea] Standing Commissioner, National Human Rights Commission of Korea

Keynote Speech
Peggy Hicks

Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Rights to Development Division, UN Human Rights

Gabriela Ramos

Assistant Director-General, UNESCO

Moderator
KIM Joongseop

[Korea] Chairperson, WHRCF Planning Committee

Speakers
  • KANG Gijung

    [Korea] Mayor, Gwangju Metropolitan City


  • Irací Hassler

    [Chile] Mayor, Santiago City


  • Ian Fry

    Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, United Nation


  • Arnold Kreilhuber

    Deputy Director, Law Division, UN Environment Programme


  • Morten Kjærum

    [Denmark] Director, Raoul Wallenberg Institute


  • Francisco Vera

    [Colombia] Environmental Activist, Guardians of Life


  • LEE Nagyung

    [Korea] Activist, Youth Climate Emergency Action


    #Youth #Life Ground # Degrowth

10.10 (MON)17:30 ~ 19:30KOR, ENG, FRA, ESP / KSL, CC
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Convention Hall Plenary Session Ⅰ
A Human Rights-Based Approach to Mitigating and Countering Climate Change – Local Solutions to a Global Problem  download Concept Note

States - at all level - have a human rights obligation to prevent the foreseeable adverse effects of climate change and ensure that those affected by it, particularly those in vulnerable situations, have access to effective remedies and means of adaptation to protect their lives, rights and dignity. The Preamble of the Paris Agreement to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change makes it clear that all States "should, when taking action to address climate change, respect, promote and consider their respective obligations on human rights". So, in the face of the exponentially increasing impacts on human rights, what role can local and regional governments play in the protection and promotion of human rights by fighting against climate change, biodiversity loss and implementing the right to a clean, safe and healthy environment? How can cities ensure that mitigation and climate change responses do not negatively affect human rights? What solutions exist when cities are quicker to respond to this global emergency than national authorities are? How can global discussions benefit from the local rights-based responses to the triple planetary crisis?

Opening Remarks
Ian Fry

Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights in the context of climate change, United Nation

Moderator
Pradeep Wagle

Chief, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Section, UN Human Rights

Video Message
Ovais Sarmad

Deputy Executive Secretary , United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Closing Remarks
Amanda Flety Martinez

[France] Coordinator, UCLG-CSIPDHR

Speakers
  • Linda Voortman

    [Netherlands] Co-Mayor, Utrecht City


  • Mohamed Ben Maouloud

    [Mali] Deputy Mayor, Gao City


  • Véronique Bertholle

    [France] Deputy Mayor, Strasbourg City


  • PARK Yongsoo

    [Korea] Head, Democracy, Human Rights and Peace Bureau, Gwangju Metropolitan City


  • Gissela Chalá Reinoso

    [Ecuador] Deputy Mayor, Quito City


  • Sonia Zdorovtzoff

    [France] Deputy Mayor, Lyon City


  • Etornam James Flolu

    [Ghana] District Chief Executive, Afadzato South District


  • Sonia Francine Gaspar Marmo

    [Brazil] Secretary of Human Rights and Citizenship, São Paulo City


Organizer

Gwangju International Center(GIC), UN Human Rights, UCLG-CSIPDHR