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 Human Rights Agenda 2030 & Agriculture Ministers Summit & 90 years GREEN WEEK
picture picture picture picture picture picture 14 Jan 2016 @ 21:51, by Heiner Benking

Agenda 2030: What Role for Human Rights?
A Dialogue on the Role of Academic Institutions in Strengthening the Human Rights Perspective in the New Global Development Agenda [link]

What a day, the Green Week [link] starts tomorrow. And beside the Agriculture Summit there was a day dedicated to the futures of Human Rights. "Cultural Rights and Responsibilities" come into mind, it is a like a deja vue, people are getting focussed again on "panning" and integration, bigger pictures.

Highlight of the evening is the Marroccan Arab Evening Opening Reception to open this years Green Week 2016 which turned 90 this year: [link] an eminent old lady in the fair business - don't you think !?

In the morning a high level group of concerned scientists, policy makers, and activists are gathering: Asbjorn Eide, Professor Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, (tbc), Professor Olivier De Schutter, (per Video) Centre for Philosophy of Law (CPDR), Institute for Interdisciplinary Research in Legal Sciences (JUR-I), University of Louvain (UCL), Dr. Christophe Golay, Coordinator of the Project on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Joshua Castellino, Professor of Law & Dean, School of Law, Middlesex University, London, Dr. Imme Scholz, stellv. Direktorin des Deutschen Instituts für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) (tbc), Juan Carlos Garcia Cebolla, Right to Food Team Leader, FAO, Flavio Valente, Secretary General, FIAN International (tbc), Anne Bellows, Professor of Food Studies, Syracuse University, New York, Stefanie Lemke, Senior Research Fellow, Gender Nutrition and Right to Food Policy, Coventry University
check them out, the recommendations and the topic of Human Rights in general.
This is the full Programme: [link] -
I am very impressed with the depth and engagement of the participangs. The Whole issue is very dear to me - as some remember: Collecting/Connecting: [link]
and as I am working on an indeview to put some views from 1972 and 1992 together and reflect on our "progress" transcending boundaries, the session is of highest interest to me. I will keep you briefed - deadlines are approaching....
It was good to see some old buddies and also very promising young scientists and activist, I would say: Time well spend !!

In the afternoon and tomorrow the SUMMIT:
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry. It gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance understanding on a selected topic of current agricultural policy.

The GFFA 2016 will be take place in Berlin from 14 – 16 January 2016 and it will be held on the subject: "How to feed our cities? - Agriculture and rural areas in an era of urbanisation"
[link] - [link]

As you can see, hot relevant, converging themes, also consequences !?
More later when we sum up. Tonight is the MAROCON Arab Night. Join us.

Berlin: B2B-Meeting Marokko im Rahmen der Grünen Woche, 15. Januar 2016.

MORE TO COME - BUSY TIME ALSO THIS YEAR. See other reports on this blog: [link]

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