Why is Amnesty International in Davos?
An Amnesty International delegation, led by Secretary General Irene Khan, arrived in Davos on for the World Economic Forum 2008, this year entitled The Power of Collaborative Innovation. Among the sessions Irene Khan will be attending are: The Role of Women in the Business Environment of the 21st Century, Political Islam and Democracy and Tackling Global Issues through Corporate Global Citizenship.
Judit Arenas, advisor to the Secretary General gives an insight into the real conversations happening in Davos, which occur outside the meetings, in coffee shops and corridors:
"The World Economic Forum in Davos is by now well underway and the key question Amnesty International keeps getting is 'why are you here?'
"The answer is simple: we firmly believe in talking to those that can take steps to improve human rights.
25 January 2008