International Conference on human rights and democratisation
Every year a regional master’s programme takes the lead in organising an international conference to foster discussion on current challenges to human rights and democratisation and to raise awareness of the Global Campus network.
Our conferences welcome experts, academics, practitioners, students, and stakeholders from civil society and institutions and encourage a cross-regional, cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary dialogue.
2023: International Conference on Science and Human Rights
On 1 and 2 March the Universidad Nacional de San Martín - GC Latin America & Caribbean hosts the International Conference on Science and Human Rights in the Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires.
Anchoring science in human rights is essential to address a range of critical questions including the scope of protection of scientists, access to scientific knowledge, access to the benefits of scientific progress, setting and financing the science agenda.
The conference aims to increase awareness about the connections between human rights, the right to science, scientific freedom and scientific responsibility; and specifically to highlight intersectional approaches, including gender equality.
The conference also signals the start of work on a Spanish language version of the MOOC on science and human rights jointly developed and delivered in late 2022 by UNESCO and the GC, featuring, among an impressive lineup of experts, Right Livelihood Laureate David Suzuki.
The event is organised in collaboration with UNESCO.
2022: International Conference on Mental Health - Children’s Perspectives on the Challenges and Ways Forward
On 31 January and 1 February 2022 the Kathmandu School of Law hosts the child-led International Conference on Mental Health - Children’s Perspectives on the Challenges and Ways Forward (online). Its main objectives are to maximise meaningful child participation, promote intergenerational dialogue and stimulate research on children’s rights. In this light, prior to the conference, the Global Campus embarked on child-led consultations in 7 languages with 111 children from South Africa, Lebanon, Nepal, India, Armenia, Italy, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador with the aim of identifying what they think are general and specific problems that affect children.
The conference is led by the 17 members of the Global Campus Children Leadership Team (chosen among and by the children who joined the consultation); organised in collaboration with UNICEF South Asia, UNICEF Nepal, the National Child Rights Council of the Government of Nepal (NCRC), the NCPA (National Child Protection Alliance, Nepal); and supported by Right Livelihood.
See further outputs of the conference (GC Child Participation Model and
The Final Action Plan https://gchumanrights.org/research/projects/childrens-rights/documents-of-reference.html)
2021: International Conference on Climate change and Children: Impact, Rights and participation
On the 10th of May 2021 the International Conference on Climate change and Children: Impact, Rights and participation (hybrid) takes place at the Centre for European Studies of the Yerevan State University. The event is developed in cooperation with GC Caucasus and it aims to bring together experts, representatives of States, international and non-governmental organisations, policymakers to discuss the impact of climate change on the next generation through presentations, panel discussions and keynote speeches.
The conference is organised together with Right Livelihood, UNICEF Armenia through its "Adolescents as agents of climate action in their communities" project, ShareMusic & Performing Arts, and Small theatre of Armenia.
2020: UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty - Africa regional launch
The Global Campus International Conference on how to effectively implement the recommendations of the UN Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty from a regional perspective takes place on 9 December 2019 at the seat of the GC Africa, University of Pretoria.
The conference brings together key stakeholders from members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), African Union representatives, the Indian Ocean Island States, academia and other strategic partners. In this way, the event aims to facilitate a multilateral discussion on the strategic implementation of the Global Study recommendations and effective long-term follow-up.
The conference is organised within the week-long event #HRDA20Years: Twenty years of righting wrongs in Africa by the Human Rights Center of the University of Pretoria, South Africa.