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68th UN Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City REGISTER TO ATTEND

Salt Lake City will host the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference on August 26 – 28, 2019. The Conference is traditionally held at UN Headquarters and this year will be the first time the event is held in the United States outside of New York. Register and be part of UN history!

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2018-19 Excellence in Global Engagement Award

Aleta Tew chosen as a 2018-19 Excellence in Global Engagement Awardee. As the Associate Director of the Tanner Center for Human Rights, her nominators emphasized her deep commitment to educating students and the community about human rights.

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Kyle Korver Encourages Fans to Identify and Denounce Racism

Speaking to the Deseret News about his human rights essay, Privileged, as published in The Players Tribune, Mr. Korver listed four things he's trying to do to become part of the solution to the problems of racism.

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Salt Lake City Unanimously Passes Back From the Brink Resolution

On April 2, 2019, the Salt Lake City Council members made history when they voted unanimously in support of a resolution calling to prevent nuclear war. The resolution was the culmination of cooperation among the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (UCAN), Mayor Jackie Biskupski and her staff, city council members. The event coincided with a visit from Susi Snyder, a leader in the global coalition International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), which works to promote adherence to and full implementation of the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

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The Tanner Center is dedicated to providing University of Utah students, faculty and the broader community with the inspiration and education needed to become advocates for peace, nonviolence, and human rights. The center seeks to provide avenues for the open discussion of important issues within the community, the nation, and the world.

Last Updated: 3/29/19