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World Forum on Human Rights – Third Edition – Nantes, France, 30 June – 3 July 2008
The third edition of the Forum was dedicated to the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Live from the Forum ...

Speech by Pierre Sané, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, at the 3rd World Forum of Human Rights: “Only indivisibility can legitimize and strengthen universality”

Monday, 30 June in Nantes: Human rights take centre stage by Nfaly "Vieux" Savané

Giving the Floor to Representatives of the Regional Coalitions

The Forum of Nantes was created, from the start (in 2004), to support and develop the networks of actors involved in the protection, the respect and the implementation of the Human Rights by strenghtening the solidarity between these different actors (political leaders, ONG activists, academics and international experts, representatives of international organisations...).

Organised by the permanent international secretariat Human Rights and Local Governments, association under French Law (Law 1901), the third forum took place at the International Convention Center of Nantes Métropole.

The main topics for each day were as follows:For more information please consult the official website:
Photo: © Samuel Bollendorff, L'Oeil public


NewsAn international coalition of cities against racism launched at the Nantes World Forum on Human Rights  2008-06-27 9:00 am UNESCOPRESS
UNESCO launched an international coalition of cities against racism and discrimination at the 3rd World Forum on Human Rights in Nantes (France) which takes place from 30 June to 3 July. The agreement on the coalition was signed on 30 June, during the Forum’s opening ceremony, by Pierre Sané, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, and representatives of the 6 regional coalitions of cities against racism and discrimination.

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