UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk to address MEPs | News

Mr Türk’s visit to the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Civil Liberties Committee comes just after the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration celebrated in June, a landmark document which established the office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, and ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December. The latter will also be the main focus of a European Parliament high-level conference in Brussels on 29 November 2023.

The speech by the High Commissioner, during his first visit to the European Parliament since his appointment in October 2022, also follows a recent visit by MEPs on the Subcommittee on Human Rights to Geneva, Switzerland, where they discussed the protection and promotion of human rights worldwide with UN officials and other stakeholders, including with Mr Türk.

WHEN: Thursday 20 July at 11.00 CEST.

WHERE: Room 4Q1 in the European Parliament’s ANTALL building in Brussels.

You can watch the debate live here. (20.07.2023)

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