TO THE COMMEMORATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2015 PANEL DISCUSSION

“RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS AS A FOUNDATION FOR AN INCLUSIVE FUTURE”

Date:
Monday, 7 December 2015

Time:
9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Venue:
Ballroom B, Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

 

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (SUHAKAM), the Global Movement of Moderates Foundation (GMMF), the Bar Council Malaysia and the Society for the Promotion of Human Rights (PROHAM) and the United Nations Country Team in Malaysia are commemorating Human Rights Day on 7th of December under the theme of ‘Rights and Freedoms as a Foundation for an Inclusive Future’. This day invites us to reflect on the importance of promoting and protecting the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people when moving forward to an inclusive and prosperous future anchored on people.

The event will be launched by YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister in Prime Minister’s Department in Charge of Human Rights, Governance and Integrity, and will be followed by a Panel discussion echoing the voices of various vulnerable groups and communities in the Malaysian society. Each panellist will offer their perspective on how to unleash the full potential, capacities and abilities of people of all ages and backgrounds to contribute to inclusive sustainable development and how development outcomes can be shared more equitably. The afternoon session will present a diverse programme to show how civil society are advocating for human rights in Malaysia. Various groups will be hosting booths and exhibitions during the afternoon, and a human library will be showcased allowing participants to be part of a journey of human stories that are bound to challenge and inspire us to act for human dignity.

 

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2015
7 DECEMBER 2015

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

9.00 – 9.30 am

Arrival of Guests

9.30 – 9.40 am

Poetry Performance 

9.40 – 9.50 am

Welcoming Remarks
YBhg. Tan Sri Hasmy Agam, Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Malaysia, SUHAKAM

9.50 – 10.10 am

Opening Statement
YB Senator Datuk Paul Low Seng Kuan, Minister in the Prime Minister’s
Department in charge of Governance, Human Rights and Integrity

10.10 – 10.30 am

Tea Break

 

Panel Discussion:
Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as a Foundation for an Inclusive Future

10.30 – 12.30 pm

 

Moderator: Mr. Wan Saiful Wan Jan of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS)

  • Anderson Selvasegaram, Executive Director of SUKA Society
  • Francis Johen, Commissioner, SUHAKAM (PWD)
  • Nisha Ayub, Project Manager, SEED Foundation
  • Shanti Dairiam, Former member of the  CEDAW Committee
  • Syed Saddiq, Student and University Lecturer , IIUM (TBC)
  • Yusri Ahon, JOAS President (Orang Asli community in Pahang)

Questions & Answers

12.30 – 14.00 pm

Lunch

14.00-14.10 pm

Remarks by:
Ms Michelle Gyles-McDonnough, United Nations Resident Coordinator;
UNDP Representative for Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei Darussalam,
UNFPA Representative for Malaysia

14.10-16.00 pm

  • Exhibition by various CSOs and international organisations
  • A human library by SCOPE Group

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