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DAY 1 – Thursday 23rd November 2017
9:45 – 10:00
Welcome and Opening Words by Chair of DSA Ireland, Mary van Lieshout
10:00 - 10.45
Opening Keynote Address:
“Why a human rights based approach is essential to sustainable development: the link between human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals”
Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
10.45 - 11.30
"Realising rights for people with disabilities globally: exploring double and triple discrimination based on intersecting identities"
Dr. Mary Keogh, Senior Advisor on Disability and Gender Equality, CBM International
11.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 13.30
Parallel Sessions 1 (see below)
13.30 - 14.30
Lunch / Annual General Meeting / Post-graduate Students Sessions
14.30 - 16.00
Parallel Sessions 2
16:00 - 17:30
DAY 2 – Friday 24th November 2017
"Development through rights: unicorns, passing ships or the possible democratic politics of socioeconomic rights"
Dr. Su-ming Khoo, School of Political Science and Sociology, National University of Ireland, Galway.
Parallel Sessions 3
Parallel Sessions 4
Plenary Roundtable: Protecting the Investment in Rights Based Development: Multi sectoral Perspectives.
Chair: Nicola Brennan, Irish Aid
Closing Remarks: Mary van Lieshout, Chair of DSAI