United Nations Malaysia
The United Nations in Malaysia
ALL OF YOU
United Nations Human Rights Day 2011 Seminar
Date : Thursday, 8 December 2011
Time : 9.00 a.m. – 4. 30 p.m.
Venue : Ballroom, Park Royal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
In conjunction with Human Rights Day 2011, the United Nations in Malaysia is hosting a human rights seminar that brings together government and non-government stakeholders in a constructive dialogue to discuss the state of human rights in Malaysia and the way forward.
The Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has chosen to focus on celebrating the work of human rights defenders for Human Rights Day 2011, with the goal of inspiring others to realize that we all have the ability and capacity to be human rights defenders. Human rights defenders acting against discrimination, often at great personal risk to both themselves and their families, are being recognized and acclaimed on this day. Human rights defenders speak out against abuse and violations including discrimination, exclusion, oppression and violence. They advocate justice and seek to protect the victims of human rights violations. They demand accountability for perpetrators and transparency in government action.
Human Rights Day 2011 will highlight and promote the achievements of human rights defenders and it will again emphasize the primary role Governments must play in enabling and protecting their role. The Day is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all of its forms whenever and wherever it is manifested.
8.30 am Registration and Coffee
9.00 am Opening Address
9.15 am Keynote Address
9.30 am Session 1: Human Rights Landscape in Malaysia
11.00 am Coffee Break
11.15 am Session 2: Special Focus on Statelessness
12.45 pm Lunch
2.00 pm Session 3: International Human Rights Conventions
- Overview issues and what can be done to promote awareness and government ratification
3.30 pm Closing Session
4.30 pm Ends
Please RSVP by 6 December 2011
Please reply by fax at: 03-2095 2870 or call :
Linda Tham @ Tel: 2091 5116 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The next Man PTF Support Group which will be held on December 10th will discuss about TB and Opportunistic Diseases.
Below are the details:
Speaker: Dr Haider Al Daraji, Research Fellow of CERiA, ID Clinic of UMMC
Title: TB and Opportunistic Diseases
Date and Time: December 10th, 2011, 6pm-8pm
Tapestry Lounge, 26-1, 3kiapeng Apartments, No 3, Jalan Kia Peng, 50450 Kuala Lumpur - Next to KLCC Convention Centre (brown marble building)
Like always, we welcome everyone in the group to join us and to ask questions related to the topic. It would be good if u can prepare a list of questions too beforehand...