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National conference: The impact of Covid-19 on human rights

International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2020

To win over all viruses

We rekindle the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

at 12.00 - 13.30

To partecipate

                   Zoom: https://bit.ly/3qjhKYo

                   YouTube: https://youtu.be/7Jo-iggXdl4 

To win over Covid-19 and all the other viruses, we should rekindle the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In this Charter, which is our Universal Constitution and the compass of humanity, it is written that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights ... and should act towards each other in a spirit of brotherhood".

It is now clear that no one can afford to think about safeguarding only himself anymore. Our health, safety, well-being, future and happiness, each of these precious assets of ours is deeply linked to that of others.

To face the serious crisis we are experiencing, to protect ourselves and those who are most in difficulty, to heal diseases and open wounds, to defend our fundamental rights, to ensure peace, dignity and rights for all, we need more care and more solidarity. It is up to everyone to make some contribution and together we should quickly build a social protection system that protects the dignity of every human person and leaves no one alone.

This is why we must act "in a spirit of brotherhood".



Greeting address

Rosario RIZZUTO, Magnificent Rector of the University of Padua



Human rights: why we should put them back at the center

Marco MASCIA, Unesco Chair of Human Rights, Democracy and Peace, Rector's Delegate at the "University for Peace" Network, University of Padua

Rights in danger

Testimony of Olga MAZURKEVICH, Belarusian Association in Italy "Supolka"



The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on human rights

Paolo DE STEFANI, Director of the Italian Yearbook of Human Rights, Human Rights Centre "Antonio Papisca" of the University of Padova

The challenge of economic and social rights

Jean FABRE, former Deputy Director of UNDP, Geneva

Youth for human rights

The experience of students and graduates in human rights from the University of Padua

Why I chose to study/work in the field of human rights and peace

Silvia MAZZOCCHIN, European Union Aid Volunteer in Communication in Lebanon

Diana HUBER, Associate Reporting and Coordination Officer at the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic

Davide GALLIOLO, European Gendarmerie Force

Alessia BOTTONE, director, journalist, screenwriter

Christine NANTEZA, Student Engagement Team, Master Degree Program in Human Rights and Multi-level Governance


Panel discussion

Rekindle the spirit of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Gabriella SALVIULO, Director of the Human Rights Centre "Antonio Papisca", University of Padova

Francesca BENCIOLINI, Councilor for Peace, Human Rights and International Cooperation, Municipality of Padua

Laura NOTE, Delegate of the Rector for Disability and Inclusion, University of Padova

Emanuele ALECCI, President of "Padua European Capital of Volunteering"

Introduces and coordinates
Flavio LOTTI, Coordinator of the Table of Peace

at 13.30 Conclusion of the works

The conference is promoted by: Human Rights Centre "Antonio Papisca" and UNESCO Chair "Human Rights, Democracy and Peace" of the University of Padua, Network of Universities for Peace of the CRUI, National Coordination of Local Authorities for Peace and Human Rights, National Network of Schools for Peace, Liceo "Attilio Bertolucci" of Parma, Table of Peace, Municipality of Padua, Archive "Peace Human Rights Peace" of the Veneto Region.

For subscriptions and information

Human Rights Center "Antonio Papisca" 
via Martiri della Libertà 2 (35137) Padua T 049 827 1813
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National Coordination of Local Bodies for Peace and Human Rights
via della Viola 1 (06122) Perugia M 335.1431868 - T 075/5722148 -
F 075/5721234 - email info@scuoledipace.it - www.lamiascuolaperlapace.it