Winter Park Institute

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein

Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

Event Details

Global Challenges to Human Rights Today

Event Details

September 17, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Tiedtke Concert Hall

Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, will present “Global Challenges to Human Rights Today.”

Speaker Bio

Throughout his career, Prince Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein of Jordan has been an advocate for human rights and peace initiatives. His belief that “the safety of humanity will only be secured through vision, energy and generosity of spirit; through activism; through the struggle for greater freedom, in equality; and through justice,” has compelled him to engage in, and to lead the cause of humanitarian work including involvement in international criminal justice, UN peacekeeping, post-conflict peace-building, counter nuclear terrorism, and his pledge as an international gender champion.

In his final address as out-going United Nations Human Rights, al-Hussein shared his concern that the threat to global stability created by increasing nationalism poses great danger to democracy, and he advocated for world powers to fight against factions whose mission is to undermine civil liberties.