Vienna 25 years on: Making human rights a reality for all

Celebrating 25 years since the landmark Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, international experts will once again convene to give their perspectives on current challenges and best practices in promoting and protecting human rights.

The FRA Director will chair the high-level opening panel discussion on 22 May in Vienna where four prominent human rights activists and civil society representatives will give their views from the ground.

They will assess how global trends such as urbanisation, digitalisation, climate change and demographic changes will have an impact on human rights in the next decade. At the end of the two-day conference, the Agency is also organising, in cooperation with the City of Vienna, a policy lab on human rights cities.

The 1993 World Conference gave rise to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, considered to be landmark documents in promoting and protecting human rights globally.

This anniversary event is being organised by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the City of Vienna and the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Human Rights.