Egypt holds conference on COVID’s impact on human rights, building post-pandemic world

SourceEgypt Today

Cairo – 6 April 2021: The Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) is organizing a conference on “Human Rights: Building the Post-Pandemic World” on Thursday, 8 April, to tackle the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. The conference will be attended by high-profile ministers, officials and representatives of UN organizations. Participating in the conference are civil society organizations working in the field of development that will present their successful experiences since the outbreak last year. The ECSS has adopted the International Agenda on Human Rights as a general framework for the conference to be discussed in the sessions to put forward thought-provoking and practical recommendations on the topic. Dr. Khaled Okasha, the General Manager of the ECSS, said “the ECSS realizes that the issue of human rights requires collaborative efforts, which is why the conference will see more participants representing the breadth of the community, including representatives from the Egyptian government, the private sector, civil society, volunteering groups, national councils, human rights organizations, and international organizations that will be significantly represented in the conference.” The conference is scheduled to cover a broad spectrum of topics relating to human rights more...