In honour of the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the Danish UN Association and the Danish Helsinki Committee for Human Rights have invited the French Ambassador in Denmark, Mr. Francois Zimeray,to give a talk on his experience as a former Human Rights Ambassador for France. In particular, Mr. Zimeray will talk on women’s rights. What are the challenges? Why is it important to fight for women’s rights worldwide, including education for girls? How will the strengthening of women’s rights or lack of same, affect all human beings? After the talk, there will be a Q&A session.
The event will be in English and take place on Wednesday 8 March from 5 pm to 6.30 pm at:
Landgreven 3, 3rd Floor
1301 Copenhagen K
Check-in from 4.30 pm in the lobby (Ground Floor)
Please register at the latest on Monday 6th March 2017 at 00.00 on this link: https://fnforbundet.nemtilmeld.dk/83/
In his book Jeg har set det samme ansigt overalt Francois Zimeray gives a glimpse of some of his observations of inhuman cruelties during his assignment as Human Rights Ambassador (2008-2013) for France in some of the world’s worst burning points,such as Rwanda, Burma, Colombia, Libya, Chechnya and Congo. The book is an attempt to point out the difficult circumstances of human rights ma ny places in the world and a fight against indifference and oblivion. A fight that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has just bolstered by launching its largest extra-budgetary funds to date for its 2017 work programme to protect and advance the rights of people around the world.