© Shams Asadi
Since 2015 Shams Asadi has been the Human Rights Commissioner and the head of the "Human Rights Office" of the City of Vienna. She followed the international studies "City & Regional Planning" at the "Vienna University of Technology" with a long-time activity in the field of urban regeneration and strategic urban development with focus on gender mainstreaming and diversity, and subsequently in the anti-discrimination office. Additionally, she is a member of the "Representation of the Laender" in the "Human Rights Advisory Council" of the Ombudsman Board, certified manager for public services, Austrian MiA award winner in the category "science and research" (MiA – award for the integration of female migrants in Austria), and board member of the cultural association called SOHO in Vienna. She also does scientific research and teaches in universities at home and abroad.
"Human rights as a foundation and basis of SDGs":
- Presentation (PDF) (German)
- Text version (PDF) (German)