Human Rights Council 2020 Social Forum: "Climate Change, Poverty and Inequality Among Countries"

Jeudi, 08 October 2020 - 4:00am to Vendredi, 09 October 2020 - 12:00pm

Good Practices, Success Stories, Lessons Learned and Current Challenges in Combating Poverty and Inequalities

The Social Forum is an annual meeting convened by the Human Rights Council. It is defined as a unique space for open and interactive dialogue between civil society actors, representatives of Member States, and intergovernmental organizations, on a theme chosen by the Council each year.

In setting the theme and focus of discussion for each Forum, the Human Rights Council underlines the importance of coordinated efforts at national, regional and international levels for the promotion of social cohesion based on the principles of social justice, equity and solidarity as well as of addressing the social dimension and challenges of the on-going globalization process.

Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu delivered an address at the keynote Panel during the opening of the Human Rights Council 2020 Social Forum, on the topic “Climate Change, Poverty and Inequality Among Countries,” on 8 October 2020.



The Social Forum is open to representatives of United Nations Member States and all other interested stakeholders including intergovernmental organizations, different components of the United Nations system, representatives of the private sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, and representatives of other non-governmental organizations



The 2020 Social Forum will take place from 8-9 October 2020, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva and also online.



Background Materials 


Photo: Communities in São Tomé and Príncipe work together to improve the management of the Provaz River catchment and to secure the water supply in the future. IWRM AIO SIDS