2010 World Summit on Human Rights for World Citizens
March 30, 2001, the World Citizens Assembly (WCA) was organized by the UN/NGO Association of World Citizens (AWC) in Taiwan . There were over 600 representatives in various circles from more than 50 countries participating in WCA 2001. On April 1, 2001, witnessed by the conference participants and 20,000 audiences attending the Cultural Feast of World Citizens, Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, proclaimed April 1, 2001, as the World Citizenship Day in Taiwan.
This year is the 9th anniversary of the special occasion. The UN/NGO Association of World Citizens will hold the 2010 World Summit on Human Rights for World Citizens and invite global elites to contribute to the international issues of human rights for world citizens. Special focus will be given to the discussion of global health as it is closely related to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and echoes the implementations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights around the world.
Papers on the four main topics of Respect, Law, Taxation, and Environment will be collected and compiled during the conference proceedings. Professionals from different fields are encouraged to explore human rights practices in Taiwan and compare them against practices in other countries. The goal is to promote the concept of human rights of world citizens and to develop responsible and positive world citizenship.