Two cool things happening this weekend I get to take part of:
The Global Justice Academy is delighted to welcome the Global
Citizenship Commission to the University of Edinburgh on 19 October
The Global Citizenship Commission – a body of global leaders
representing politics, religious institutions, law and philanthropy –
will be led by former Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.
The Commission will re-examine the 1948 Universal Declaration of
Human Rights and discuss the many global developments since its passing
over 60 years ago. Malala Yousafzai, the teenage girl who survived an
assassination attempt by the Taliban, will be guest of honour at the
event and will deliver a keynote address.
The Global Justice Academy has been working with students, through
its Human Rights Courses, to encourage greater understanding of the
Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The Academy hopes to support
students, staff and the wider public to make submissions to the Global
Voices in Conflict: Rights, Realism, and Moral Outrage. A conference from the Edinburgh Peace Initiative, including an interview with Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the UN Secretary
General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
We'll see how these go! Excited to get to know the Edinburgh peace and justice community a bit.