Three anniversaries mark the end of the International Year of Human Rights and characterize the year 2023:
- 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- 30 years of the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna
- 10 years of the Vienna Human Rights City process
The three anniversaries were taken as an opportunity to reflect on joint successes and highlight the challenges of the present and future at a two-day international conference in Vienna: To what extent have human rights been realised at local level? What role do politics, administration and civil society play in this? How important are human rights in the economic system or in climate and environmental policy?
Around 500 participants discussed these questions together with local and international experts. Additionally, international, national and municipal institutions and non-governmental organisations presented their work at a human rights fair.