Human Rights and Sustainable Development

ByFrench Development Agency

Human Rights and Sustainable Development

đź“… 08 December 2023
Paris, France & Online

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, people can join the “Human Rights and Sustainable Development” Conference organized by AFD.

It will explore how development actors can contribute to the respect, protection, and fulfillment of human rights while taking care to move away from an overly anthropocentric approach towards a more ecocentric approach for the benefit of the living world as a whole.

This conference follows the 2021 conference, which highlighted the ecological emergency in its broadest sense and the links between conventional human rights (economic, social, cultural, civil, and political), the right to a healthy environment, and the emerging rights of nature, given that the global ecological crisis is having a massive and multidimensional impact on human rights.

During the day, speakers from a variety of backgrounds and rights defenders from the North and South will debate these issues and the challenges they pose for the evolution of development models.