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We are pleased to announce that Yvonne Terlingen – former Head of Amnesty International’s office at the United Nations in New York – will be visiting Nottingham next week to deliver a seminar on:
How to lobby effectively for human rights at international organisations
If you want to know about how to get your human rights message through to the person or organisation you want to lobby, and bring about change, you will be interested in this session.
Yvonne's talk will focus on effective human rights lobbying strategies at intergovernmental organisations, although the principles identified will also apply to lobbying in domestic contexts. Together, we will explore the who, what, and how of successful lobbying for human rights. Specific case examples, including obstacles and successes in human rights lobbying at the UN will be discussed and we will try to identify what works, and what does not. Participants are encouraged to raise lobbying issues relating to their own projects or interests.
Yvonne Terlingen has a law degree from the University of Amsterdam and studied human rights' and United Nations law at the London School of Economics. She has many years' lobbying experience at intergovernmental organisations as an NGO representative, most recently as Head of the Amnesty International Office at the United Nations in New York from 2001 - 2010 representing the organisation at the Security Council and the General Assembly, working closely with other NGO's. Before that she lobbied government representatives on human rights concerns in Asia at the UN in Geneva as Amnesty International's researcher on South Asia. Yvonne also worked for the UN. She established the UN's first Victims and Witnesses Unit at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague, and was the Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Belgrade.
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