Opening remarks EFSAS Side-event on the sidelines of the 52nd Session of the UNHRC
On the side-lines of the 52nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, the European Foundation for South Asian Studies (EFSAS) organized a very interesting and engaging Side-event on the subject of 'Human Rights situation in South Asia'. A group of international experts presented their views and deliberated upon this topic and discussed the effects of infrastructural projects on human rights and climate change in the region. In order to illuminate the threat that infrastructural projects such as the Belt and Road Initiative pose to human rights in South Asia, as well as Ecology, and Climate Change, speakers deliberated upon these developments and their effects on human rights in South Asia and overall peace in the sub-continent. The event was moderated by Mr. Junaid Qureshi, Director EFSAS and presided by Mr. Frank Kanu Kanu , President OPAD, and was attended by a large number of participants, including human rights activists, NGO representatives, Diplomats and researchers.
Opening remarks during EFSAS Side-event on the sidelines of the 52nd Session of UNHRC