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Human rights forum to focus on peace, development
September 17,2015   By:Xinhua

BEIJING,Sept. 16,2015-- Peace and development will be the theme of the annual Beijing Forum on Human Rights, which begins on Wednesday.

More than 100 officials and human rights experts from more than 30 countries and regions will attend the two-day forum, which will focus on the relationship between the end the World Anti-Fascist War and the progress of human rights.

The attendees will discuss forum subjects including the lessons drawn from the war and China's contribution to human rights and world peace.

The forum is organized by the China Society for Human Rights Studies, the largest human rights academic group in China, and the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, a major civil group.

The annual event was first held in 2008 and has grown to be a key platform for human rights exchanges among different countries, ethnicities and cultures.