|ICD Program for Human Rights and Global Peace
About the Program
The ICD Program for Human Rights and Global Peace has been established in 2009 to raise awareness of the universality of fundamental human rights, to promote social and economic development in developing countries across the world, and to strengthen intercultural relations between peoples and their communities at all levels in order to achieve global peace and stability. Spearheaded by an international group of experts from politics, academia, and civil society, the Program's activity includes regular international conferences and academic programs, interdisciplinary research and the promotion of diverse initiatives.
The Program pursues the following Aims:
The Program will work to ensure there is widespread understanding of what human rights are and why they are important. In addition, it will support activity that serves to monitor and promote human rights across the world.
- To promote the universality of fundamental human rights
The Program will conduct activity that aims to support sustainable socio-economic development in areas such as education, energy, tourism, and the economy, in developing countries across the world.
- To promote socio-economic development in developing countries
The Program will work to strengthen intercultural relations between regions, countries, and cultural communities at all levels, by promoting dialogue, understanding, and trust with the ultimate goal of promoting global peace and stability.
- To strengthen intercultural relations in order to promote global peace and stability
The Program conducts the following Activities:
To pursue these aims, the Initiative for Human Rights and Global Peace conducts four main types of activity:
The Program will work together with partners across the world to establish and run Human Rights initiatives that aim to make a concrete different to a specific subject or a geographical area. Such initiatives may be run with external support, or run by an external organization with the ICD's support. These initiatives help to generate momentum on a particular issue, allow an in depth consideration of a specific subject, and allow a diverse range of actors to come together and contribute to a common cause.
The Program organises regular international conferences and academic events that bring together diverse stakeholders for interactive discussions on salient issues. Speakers at these events include former Heads of State, current and former Ministers, and leading experts from academia, the private sector, and civil society. The participants at these events, who range from students and scholars to political and diplomatic representatives, are able to learn more about the issues under discussion, whilst also expanding their professional networks across cultural boundaries.
The Program will conduct ongoing research into human rights and development issues that will then be published online.
- Conferences & Academic Events