Daisuke Shirane joined the CCPR Centre in 2013 and is also working as independent trainer, facilitator and project management consultant for NGOs, especially those at grassroots and national levels in Asia. Particular focus is put in his work on the capacity building of the marginalized and discriminated and facilitation of the utilization of national and international mechanisms by themselves. He previously served as the representative to the UN in Geneva for the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism. He holds a Master of Arts in Intercultural Conflict Management from the Alice Salomon University of Applied Science, Berlin, Germany.
Using UN human rights system to disrupt racism
The information-rich interactive presentation focuses on how civil society actors can engage with the United Nations human rights system, particularly the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), to advance their national advocacy and campaigns against racism. The session will draw on Taisuke’s considerable experience supporting racial justice advocates from around the world on the ground at the United Nations human rights meetings in Geneva, Switzerland. Taisuke is part of the International Movement Against All Forms of Discrimination and Racism. He has been privileged to support activists across every corner of the globe – from Africa to Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific - to use human rights bodies to advance their advocacy goals. He has practical insights about how to influence and be effective within this global advocacy stage.