20th ESDN Workshop: SDGs and Human Rights

23 November 2023

The 20th ESDN Workshop was organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Luxembourgish Ministries of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and for Foreign and European Affairs on 23 November 2022 and was a virtual event. The topic of the Workshop was SDGs and Human Rights.

Keynote presentations 20th ESDN Workshop
Panel 1: SDG 5’s Impact on the Human Rights of Women and Girls
SDGs and Human Rights Tool
Micah Grzywnowicz, Senior Advisor, Human Rights and Sustainable Development, Danish Institute for Human Rights, Denmark

Gender, Women and Girls
Anne Goedert, Ambassador at large for Human Rights, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg
Panel 2: Human Rights Defenders
Empowering Human Rights
Debbie Stothard, Founder, Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, Thailand

Human Rights and the Environment
Sor.Rattanamanee Polkla,Executive Coordinator, Community Resource Centre Foundation, Thailan

For the Better Protection of Environmental Defenders – The Aarhus Convention’s rapid response mechanism
Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on environmental defenders under the Aarhus Convention, France

Human Rights and Forced Migration due to Climate Change
Emma Merikanto, Youth Representative, Finland
Ellie Hutterli, UN Youth Delegate, Switzerland
Panel 3: Financing and Governance for Human Rights and the SDGs
Climate Financing and Governance for Human Rights
Isabelle Delas, CEO, LuxFlag, Luxembourg

Governance for Human Rights and the SDGs
Cherryl Dentzer, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg