Academy and Conference: Human Rights Go Local - What Works

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February 1, 2022 to February 8, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Urban Design and Planning, Public Policy, Government and Public Service

We kindly invite you to apply to the 2022 Academy and Conference:

Human Rights Go Local

“From Intentions to Commitments: Towards the Effective and Sustainable Implementation of Human Rights”

Taking place virtually from 1 to 8 February 2022

Cities and municipalities are the public authorities closest to their citizens. Therefore, it is crucial to implement human rights at the local level to ensure that no one is left behind. What are concrete ways for local governments and stakeholders to strengthen their commitment to human rights?

This year’s participatory, multi-day Academy brings together human rights players and local authorities to discuss which frameworks, tools and practices really help local authorities deepen their commitment to human rights. We seek to collect lessons learnt, stimulate developments that help respect, protect, and fulfil human rights, and will elaborate recommendations for local governments on how to realize human rights commitments. These elaborations will be presented to high-level stakeholders at the final Conference on 8 February 2022.

Who should apply?

We encourage cities, city networks, international organisations, as well as intermediaries from think tanks, academia, civil society, and national/regional organisations to apply. Further, we are eager to welcome members of the next generation who are interested in pursuing a career in human rights.

Learn more at and apply by 29 October 2021 at

Important documents

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Best wishes,
International Centre for the Promotion of Human Rights at the Local and Regional Levels under the auspices of UNESCO

UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security