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Dutch Government Hosts International Conference

 

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The Dutch Government will be hosting a broad International IDAHO Conference, which will take place in the Hague on May15-17.

The aims for this IDAHO conference are “to promote emancipation of LGBT people, to combat violence and discrimination based on gender (identity) and sexual orientation, and to take stock of public leadership, policy achievements and cooperation in Europe and beyond”.

The conference will include high level plenaries and workshops, including :

  • Govt. Focal Point Roundtable
  • European Gay Police Association Conference
  • ILGA-Europe Council of Europe project Roundtable
  • NATO LGBT informal Roundtable
  • International Rainbow Cities Roundtable
  • Council of Europe LGBT project partners Roundtable
  • Presentation of the Fundamental Rights Agency survey

Programme :

15 May 2013

Official opening in the Grand Hall of the International Peace Palace Co-hosted by The Hague City

Plenary

  • Welcome address by the deputy Mayor of The Hague City
  • Brief introduction to IDAHO by the conference host

16 May 2013

  • Plenary
  • Kick off by Jet Bussemaker, Dutch Government Minister for Gender & LGBT emancipation
  • Key note by Joel Bedos, director of IDAHO international
  • Key note by Evelyne Paradis, director of ILGA-Europe

Parallel events

  • Govt. Focal Point Roundtable
  • European Gay Police Association Conference
  • ILGA-Europe Council of Europe project Roundtable
  • NATO LGBT informal Roundtable
  • International Rainbow Cities Roundtable
  • Council of Europe LGBT project partners Roundtable

Plenary

  • Official IDAHO 2013 statement by High UN Official
  • Key note speech by Secretary General of the Council of Europe

17 May 2013

Plenary

  • Key note speech by Viviane Reding Vice President of the European Commission (tbc)
  • Presentation of the FRA Survey by Morten Kjaerum Director Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (confirmed)

Parallel events

  • Rainbow Cities Govt. Focal Points Roundtable
  • Govt. Focal Points & Council of Europe project partners Roundtable
  • EGPA
  • NATO LGBT informal Roundtable

Plenary

  • Key note speech Human Rights Watch – Boris Dittrich (confirmed)
  • Panel about the outcomes of the IDAHO 2013 conference
  • Governmental LGBT Focal Points
  • Rainbow Cities Govt. Focal Points
  • Informal NATO Working Group
  • European Gay Police Association
  • ILGA- Europe by Evelyne Paradis
  • Council of Europe
  • European Parliament
  • Global Alliance Trans Equality by Justus Eisfeld
  • IDAHO 2013 conclusions by the chair

Theater Hall

  • Opening Act
  • LGBT emancipation Innovation award
  • Life Time Achievement LGBT emancipation Government award
  • Act II
  • Offiial closing Key note by Navanethem Pillay – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (t.b.c.)
  • Closing Act

 


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