Webinar with UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights 14th February 2019,

The Gathering 2018

14th February 2019 15:30
14th February 2019 16:30
Sheghley Ogilvie
0131 474 8000



This open webinar, with the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will provide a unique opportunity for civil society in Scotland to reflect with the UN Special Rapporteur on poverty and human rights both in Scotland and across the UK.

The session will focus on the Rapporteur’s interim findings following his visit to the UK in November 2018.https://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=23881&LangID=EA full report will be published in 2019.

Please note that this event is primarily an opportunity to reflect on findings rather than to provide further evidence for Rapporteur’s final report. Guests from across civil society will have the opportunity to discuss the drivers for poverty in the UK with the UN Special Rapporteur and to put your questions to the Rapporteur.

To attend, registration via this link is essential:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8abcVvs0TkOf0YFo3qAXYA

This webinar is hosted by SCVO as part of the Open Government Pioneers Project UK. Note that this meeting will also be livestreamed and recorded for public viewing on our "Open Government Pioneers Project" Youtube channel.

Any data collected about you by SCVO will be subject to our privacy policy. Please review them athttps://scvo.org.uk/privacyand contact us atopengovernment@scvo.org.ukfor any inquiries on this.




Chair, Anna Fowlie (5 minutes)

Reflections on the UK visit and findings(5 minutes)

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston

Question and Answer session (10 minutes)

To participate, hover your mouse over the bottom of the video screen and click the Chat icon that appears. Type your name, organisation and question into the Chat area. Chair Anna Fowlie will pose the questions to the Special Rapporteur.

Next steps and opportunities for change (5 minutes)

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston.

Reflections from colleagues (30 minutes)

An opportunity for guests to share their reflections on opportunities for change with both the Special Rapporteur and the group. To participate, press the hand icon and Chair, Anna Fowlie, will invite you to speak. Please ensure your microphone is switched on.

Final thoughts and thanks (5 minutes )

Chair, Anna Fowlie

Please note that this session will be livestreamed to YouTube in line with SCVO’s GDPR policy. There may also be press coverage of the webinar.

A biography for Philip Alston is available here:


Other information

SCVO has been developing an analysis of poverty and rights in Scotland here:https://opengovpioneers.miraheze.org/wiki/Poverty_and_human_rights

Colleagues from across civil society are welcome to contribute their views.

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