Global Citizenship Commission: Realizing Human Rights in the 21st Century
In 2014 CGJ Director Forman was appointed by Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown to serve on the Global Citizenship Commission, a body of global leaders and thinkers who convened at NYU to consider the continuing relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the context of a changing 21st century world, and to makes recommendations about how its goals and aspirations might be better achieved. Echoing the evolution of the UDHR itself, the project began with a three-year Carnegie Corporation-funded Philosopher’s Committee that developed analytical commentary on the UDHR, and culminated with a report to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, and several-follow-up consultations.
Read The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the 21st Century: Report of the Global Citizenship Commission here.
Forman’s appointment to the GCC generated two significant research projects at the Center on Global Justice on Transformative Human Rights Education and Human Rights Implementation.