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11.10.2020

Researchers at the Centre for Fundamental Rights took part at the Sustainable Development Goals Conference

The conference, which took place on 5 October 2020 under the title '10 Years to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals' was organised by the the Human rights Film Forum in collaboration with with the German Federal Ministry for Economic development and Cooperation.

Dr. Alexandre Skander Galand, postdoctoral researcher at the Centre, Juan Auz PhD researcher at the Centre and Prof. Pierre Thielbörger, adjunct professor at the Hertie School moderated the panel deiscussions, which focused on a few of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015: SDG 13 - Combat Climate Change and its impacts, SDG 2 - Zero Hunger, SDG 6 - Water and Sanitation for all and SDG 10 Reduced Inequalities. 

Together with renowned experts and storytellers as well as representatives of German politics and civil society, three central questions where discussed throughout the conference: What can we contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, what challenges are we facing and how can we overcome them?

Watch the full conference here:


Panel discussion on Hunger and Conflict – Starvation as a Weapon of Warfare moderated by Alexandre Skander Galand, postdoctoral researcher at the Centre and featuring Andrew Gilmour, Executive Director of the Berghof Foundation, Wayne Jordash, Managing Partner of Global Rights Compliance, Lucile Grosjean, Deputy Director of Advocacy of Action Against Hunger France and Florian Laud from the German Federal Foreign Office, starts at 00:35:33, closing panel on this topic starts at 02:06:20. 

Panel discussion on Climate Justice - A Civil Rights Movement Arising moderated Juan Auz, PhD researcher at the Centre and featuring Kira Vinke, project lead of EPICC project at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Khaled Sulaiman, journalist and trainer, Camila Bustos, advocate and Yale law student, and Konstantin Engelbrecht, Senior Policy Officer for Climate Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), starts at 03:35:23, the closing panel on this topic starts at 05:04:46.

Panel discussion on The Blue Gold - Water: A Resource and Human Right moderated by Pierre Thielbörger, adjunct professor at the Centre and featuring Gertrud Falk, Consultant for human rights at For the Right to Food and Nutrition (FIAN Germany e.V.), Christian Wiebe, Head of Water Projects and Founding Member of Viva Con Aqua, Hannah Neumeyer, Head of human rights at WASH United, and Dirk Winkler, Team Leader of GIZ-projects at German Development Cooperation (GIZ) Jordan, starts at 05:35:45, the closing panel starts at 07:11:29.

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