Public-facing event of the Global Citizenship Commission

A distinguished United Nations committee is visiting Bonn. The Global Citizenship Commission will make an appearance at the Rheinische Friendrich-Wilhelems-University in Bonn on Friday, May 30, 2014.

The Global Citizenship Commission of the United Nations (UN) meets at Bonn University on Friday, May 30 2014. Chaired by the former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, the star-studded committee is instructed by the UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon to revise the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At a public-facing event in the Aula of the University, the committee will inform the public about its activities offering an opportunity for questions and comments.

The members of the Global Citizenship Commission represent different nations and intellectual fields, such as Politics, Religion, Law and the Sciences. Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, chairs the committee.  Among those taking part in the Bonn meeting there are the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former director of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed El Baradei,  the former president of Ghana John Kufuor, a South African constitutional lawyer Kate O’Regan, and the founder of the international citizenship movement Avaaz, Ricken Patel.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was announced in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations and currently represents the most fundamental expression of human rights. The long-awaited inaugural meeting of the Global Citizenship Commission took place in Edinburgh in 2013. Upon the invitation of the International Centre for Philosophy NRW, the second working session of the Commission is going to take place in Bonn.

On behalf of the International Centre for Philosophy NRW we are inviting you most cordially to the public facing of the Global Citizenship Commission.

This event is organised in cooperation with the New York University (NYU) and with financial support of the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, of the German Centre for Ethics in the Biological Sciences (DRZE) and the Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE).

Here you find the poster.

Date: 30/05/2014
Location: Aula of Bonn University
1. level, lift available
Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn