Tentitive Program Agenda For the Conference, (Venue: Kathmandu University)

10th December 2019:

Time Program
13.00-15.00 International Human Rights Day celebration hosted by National Human Rights Commission, Nepal (By invitation only)
17.00-19.00 Launch of WSU Centre for Diversity and Human Rights by Prof Kevin Dunn followed by reception dinner at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel hosted by the Australian Embassy (By invitation only)

First Day-11th December 2019 (2076 Mangsir 25) Wednesday11th December

Time Program
8.30-9.30 Registration
9.30-11.00 Opening Function

  • Opening Remarks by Chairperson: Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University
  • Welcome Remarks by ICHRE Foundation Convener Prof Sev Ozdowski
  • Welcome Remarks by Dr. Rishikhesh Wagle, Dean, Kathmandu University School of Law
  • Program Highlights by Dr. Surya Dhungel, Conference Convener
  • Remarks by Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator (TBC)
  • Welcome Remarks by Hon’ble Surendra Pandey, Member of Parliament and Former Finance Minister of Nepal. Coordinator of International Advisory Committee of the Conference
  • Keynote Speech by Special Guest of Honor of the Conference
  • Inaugural address by the Chief Guest Rt. Hon. PM Mr. K P Sharma Oli, Chancellor of Kathmandu University (Invited)
11.00-11.30 Tea/coffee Break
11.30-13.00 Plenary 1 Opening Session:
Chair: Prof. (Dr) Sev Ozdowski (TBC)
Keynote Speaker: Rt. Hon’ble Anup Raj Sharma, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission (Hon’ble Former Chief Justice of Nepal)
Address by Hon'ble Surendra Pandey, Member of parliament and former Finance Minister of Nepal. Coordinator of International Advisory Committee of the Conference
Thematic Keynote Speeches
  • Sub-Theme 1: Dr. Pushpa Kadel, Vice-Chairman, National Planning Commission
    : International Expert from WSU and others
  • Sub-Theme 2: Hon’ble Kalyan Shrestha,(Rt. Hob'ble Former Chief Justice of Nepal)
    : International Expert from WSU and others
  • Sub-Theme 3: Professor MP Singh, Visiting Professor, National Law University, Delhi and Former Vice Chancellor of Kolkatta, University of Juridical Science and Former Dean of Delhi University Faculty of Law
    : National Experts
  • Sub-Theme 4: : International Expert from WSU and others (TBC)
    : National Experts(TBC)
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 Thematic Working Sessions: Part A

Paper Presentation/Panel Discussion
  • Session 1: Human Rights in SDG and Agenda 2030
    : UNDP Director (TBC)
    : National Experts
  • Session 2: Human Rights in Good Governance, Peace and Justice
    : Dr. Anamohan Bhattarai, Supreme Court Justice
    : International Expert from WSU and others (TBC)
  • Session 3: Human Rights in Academic Institutions
    :Professor Rekha Saxena, University of Delhi
    :Prof. Manish Pokhrel/Assoc.Prof. Bishal Khanal, KU
  • Session 4: Human Rights and Culture
    : International Expert from WSU and others(TBC)
    :National Expert(TBC)
15.30-16.00 Tea/coffee Break
16.00-17.30 Thematic Working Sessions: Part B

Paper Presentation/Panel Discussion
  • Session 1: Human Rights in SDG and Agenda 2030
    : International Expert from WSU and others(TBC)
    : National Expert(TBC)
  • Session 2: Human Rights in Good Governance, Peace and Justice
    : International Expert from WSU and others(TBC)
    National Expert(TBC)
  • Session 3: Human Rights in Academic Institutions
    : International Expert from WSU and others(TBC)
    : National Expert
  • Session 4: Human Rights and Culture
    : International Expert from WSU and others(TBC)
    : National Expert(TBC)
17.30-17.45 Wrap up and announcements
18.00-20.30 Reception and Official Dinner
Special Guest Speaker at the Reception:
Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism Hon’ble Yogesh Bhattarai
(including highlights on Nepal’s Tourism Year)
(TBC)


Second Day-12th December 2019 (2076 Mangsir 26) Thursday

Time Program
9.00-10.00 Registration and Breakfast at KU, Dhulikhel
10.00-11.00 Thematic Plenary Session 2
  • Welcome to the Kathmandu University
  • Keynote Speakers:
11.00-12.30 Thematic Working Sessions
Paper Presentation/Panel Discussion

  • Session 1: Human Rights in SDG and Agenda 2030
    : International Expert from WSU and others (TBC)
    : National Expert(TBC)
  • Session 2: Human Rights in Good Governance, Peace and Justice
    : International Expert from WSU and others (TBC)
    : National Expert(TBC)
  • Session 3: Human Rights in Academic Institutions
    : International Expert from WSU and others (TBC)
    : National Expert(TBC)
  • Session 4: Human Rights and Culture
    : International Expert from WSU and others (TBC)
    : National Expert(TBC)
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.15 Launching of “International Centre of Human Rights” Jointly by WSU and KU
14.15-16.00 Valedictory & Closing Sessions:
Reporting and Closing Remarks
Kathmandu Declaration
Announcement of 11th ICHRE 2020 : Representative, Host Country
Closing Speech by VC of KU and Prof. (Dr.) Sev Ozdowski, WSU
Closing Address by Chief Guest, Chief Justice of Nepal (TBC)
16.00-16.30 Tea/coffee Break
16.30-19.30 Cultural Program and Networking Dinner with Bonfire