With the presence of almost a hundred government agencies and civil society that make it up, on Wednesday, March 1, the last meeting of the National Organizing Committee (NOC) of the III World Forum on Human Rights was held at the Kirchner Cultural Center.
In the first instance, Fernanda Gil Lozano, Director of the International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights (CIPDH-UNESCO) -organization that leads the National Executive Secretariat of the FMDH23- highlighted that “all those organizations that wanted to participate will be present at the Forum ”. In addition, she highlighted that it has been possible to establish an important presence of organizations from different African countries that reaffirms the commitment to the strengthening of South-South relations and its link with the issue of debt swap.
Then, one of the honorary presidents of the National Organizing Committee, the Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, referred to the current situation of human rights at a global level and declared himself in favor of deepening the work so that human rights are definitely state policies around the world. Esquivel warned about the crisis that democracies are going through and also asked to increase work on the relationship between human rights and democracy, and “always keep listening to the voice of the people.”
For his part, Pablo Gentili, Executive Secretary of the FMDH23, highlighted the great work of all the Thematic Commissions and the fact that they have been able to specify a “historic program” in this Forum, which highlights a “new human rights agenda.”
Next, Rodrigo Gómez Tortosa, Deputy Executive Secretary of the FMDH23, reported that some 10,000 people have already signed up to attend the Forum activities and asked to continue disseminating the essential registration, which will remain open until Friday, March 10 . . In addition, Tortosa reported that the provisional versions of the general information on activities and the outstanding program of the FMDH23 can now be consulted on the FMDH23 website .
Finally, details related to the last organizational stage of the Forum were also discussed at the meeting and it was highlighted that each of the 24 Thematic Commissions will have its own stand in the Memory Space and Human Rights ex ESMA, one of the FMDH23 headquarters.