Opening of Social Forum – 1st Meeting, Social Forum 2020

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8 Oct 2020 –  Opening of the Social Forum
“GOOD PRACTICES, SUCCESS STORIES, LESSONS LEARNED AND CURRENT CHALLENGES IN COMBATING POVERTY AND INEQUALITIES”
Opening remarks
• H.E. Mr. Vaqif Sadiqov, Co-Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Social Forum
• H.E. Mr. Purevsuren Lundeg, Co-Chairperson-Rapporteur of the Social Forum
• H.E. Ms. Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger, President of the Human Rights Council
• Ms. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Keynote panel:
• Mr. Chen Zhigang, Vice Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (LGOP) of China
The role of poverty alleviation in promoting and protecting human rights

• Ms. Winnie Byanyima, Executive-Director of the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Health Crises, Poverty and Inequality

• Mr. Lucas Chancel, Co-director of the World Inequality Lab and of the World Inequality Database, Paris School of Economics and Lecturer, Sciences Po
World Inequality and Human Rights

• Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa ‘Utoikamanu, High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States
Climate Change, Poverty and Inequality Among Countries

• Ms. Ruth Manorama, Dalit social activist, laureate of the Right Livelihood Award 2006
Poverty and Inequality – A Human Story

General discussion