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Working Group 3: The UN Human Rights Partnerships

Working Group 3 concerns the United Nations and its human rights work in a greater context, looking particularly at the human rights potential of partnership approaches and development cooperation, and at how the EU and its Member States may work through these modalities to promote human rights in accordance with EU objectives and the UN Charter. It goes beyond the UN institutions by looking at UN cooperation with various external actors and how the EU could establish, promote, and strengthen such processes. Partnership approaches to development and human rights have caught on considerably over the past decade. This form of cooperation typically involves (inter-) governmental agencies, business and/or civil society

Coordinator: Prof. Wolfgang Benedek, Graz