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December 16th, 2020


World Human Rights Day 2020

World Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on the 10th of December, It marks the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. Human rights should be the pillars of every human life, as they protect humanity from any possible threat, guarantee the provision of all basic needs and defend dignity and freedom.

As medical students in general, and SCORPions in particular, it is our responsibility to advocate for human rights, to inform people of their rights, and all the factors that could play a role in their implementation, and also their loss.

This campaign wouldn't have been possible without our amazing SWG members which helped us in developing an engaging campaign! If you would like to see all the materials and events that happened, make sure to check our official SCORP Facebook Group and your regional SCORP groups!

External Affairs

November Updates

The month of November started with the horrific attacks on Kabul University, which IFMSA condemned through the following [press release]. Through the month, we started planning, together with our partners CRIMEDIM, for the Training Disaster Medicine Trainers (TdmT) course of 2021 putting in mind the special circumstances and challenges arising due to the coronavirus crisis (More details to be announced soon). IFMSA was also represented, for the first time, in the Paris Peace Forum. Check up the full update here!

You could also check the monthly resources digest of November through If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out at!


Global Health Discussion on the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

Join a global health discussion with leading health experts marking the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) to be held on 21 January (14:00 - 15:15 GMT). The webinar will explore the nuclear ban treaty in the context of a global pandemic and climate crisis, with a focus on the role of health professionals in advancing the eradication of nuclear weapons through evidence-based policy-making. Panelists will highlight practical actions that attendees can take in their own organizations and related health fields.

Please mark your calendar and click here to sign up and receive the webinar link.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Moderator; Tilman Ruff, co-President, IPPNW
  • Mahmood Al-Hamody, Liaison Officer for Human Rights and Peace Issues, IFMSA
  • David Barbe, President, World Medical Association
  • Bettina Borisch, Executive Director, World Federation of Public Health Association
  • Erica Burton, Senior Advisor, International Council of Nurses
  • Véronique Christory, Senior Advisor, International Committee of the Red Cross 
  • Carlos Umaña, Regional Vice-President, IPPNW

IT Updates, November 2020

Click here to see the full monthly report of the SCORP IT!

SCORP Programs and Activities

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