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  • Throughout 2008 the UN Bookshop at UN Headquarters will hold a special display of books on human rights to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration.

  • A new illustrated edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, produced in both English and French for children and adolescents, will be available. Co-published by DPI and publisher Hachette Gautier-Languereau, the book is illustrated by acclaimed Paris-based illustrator Eric Puybaret.

December 2007

  • 10 December, 2007 -- New York City, USA

    Dialogue: All of It, for All of Us: Toward an Inclusive Human Rights Agenda
    Representatives of states, civil society, academia and the United Nations system discuss new approaches to restoring a holistic vision of human rights, ensuring the promise of universality, and meeting the challenges of our age. Speakers include: Bobbi Nassar, Chair, NGO Committee on Human Rights (facilitator); Ambassador Peter Maurer, Permanent Representative of Switzerland; Ngonlardje Mbaidjol, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Shantha Rau, NGO Subcommittee on Human Rights of People with Disabilities; Elissavet Stamatopoulou, Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Secretariat; Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director, OHCHR (facilitator).
    Watch the discussion.

  • 10 December 2007- Cairo

    Contest for Best Human Rights Article
    Awards were presented to the winning journalists at a ceremony organized jointly by the UN Information Center in Cairo, UNDP, UN Resident Representative’s Office the Human Rights Capacity Building Project and Al-Ahram Institute.

  • 10 December 2007 - New York City, USA

    Opening of “Sketching Human Rights” cartoon exhibit
    An exhibit featuring a collection of thought-provoking cartoons from a range of international cartoonists on the subject of human rights sponsored by Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the UN Department of Public Information (UN DPI).

  • 10 December 2007 - New York City, USA

    Panel discussion “Digital Dignity: New Media and Human Rights”
    Sponsored by OHCHR and UN DPI. In an installment of the “New Human Rights Dialogue” series of interactive panel discussions, a panel of bloggers, texters, filmmakers, and human rights defenders explore the use of the world’s newest technologies to combat the world’s worst atrocities.
    Watch the discussion.

  • 10 December 2007 - Geneva, Switzerland

    Human Rights Council Commemorative Event
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and High Commissioner Louise Arbour deliver statements at the opening of the commemorative event. Watch Statements Watch statments.

  • 10 December 2007 - Geneva, Switzerland

    High Commissioner Press Conference
    A press conference by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Louise Arbour on the occasion of Human Rights Day.

  • 10 December 2007 - Geneva, Switzerland (also in Brussels, Rome, Lisbon and Athens)

    Launch of Knowyourrights2008.org
    Knowyourrights is a marketplace of ideas, offering information on human rights projects and events throughout Europe and beyond. Knowyourrights is an initiative of the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe (UNRIC), United Nations Information Services in Geneva and Vienna, and OHCHR.

  • 10 December 2007 - Rome, Italy

    Special edition of “Cartooning for Peace” (UNRIC) exhibit, “Cartooning for Human Rights”
    Launch of an exhibit of illustrations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by 17 cartoonists from around the world, including the French cartoonist Plantu.

February 2008

  • 11 February, 2008 – Moscow, Russia

    Launch of the European regional report produced by the International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM).
    The launch was organized by the UN Information Centre in Moscow and the IDRM representative in Russia, aimed at the media, NGOs and governmental agencies.

  • 18 February, 2008 – Moscow, Russia

    Roundtable Discussion: “Social Partnerships for the Right to Decent Work of Persons with Disabilities”
    A roundtable discussion organized by the UN Information Centre in Moscow and several other agencies in the UN system, aimed at strengthening ties with the “pro-disabled” community in Russia.

  • 22 February 2008 - New York City, USA

    Panel Discussion: “Just and Favorable: Decent Work as a Human Right in the Age of Globalization”
    In an installment of the “New Human Rights Dialogue” series of interactive panel discussions, speakers explore new approaches and challenges in the field of human rights. Sponsored by OHCHR, UN DPI, the Mission of Chile and the NGO Committee on Human Rights. Watch video

  • February 27 2008 (27 February launch, then through June) - Brussels, Belgium

    Festival “Voies des libertés” hosts “Sketching Human Rights” exhibit
    An exhibit featuring a collection of thought-provoking cartoons from a range of international cartoonists on the subject of human rights sponsored by UN DPI and Amnesty International.

  • February, 2008, Cairo, Egypt

    Engaging with Human Rights Mechanisms
    Training session for NGOs from Egypt and the Arab region working in the field of human rights, organized by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, in cooperation with the UN Information Centre in Cairo .

  • February – April, 2008 - USA

    Film Your Issue
    A short film competition aimed at engaging young people in public dialogue about pressing issues of importance.

March 2008

April 2008

May 2008

  • Panel Discussion: The Highest Common Denominator: Human Rights in Peacemaking

    "Panel Discussion on Human Rights and Peacemaking"

    Speakers in this installment of the New Human Rights Dialogue Series of interactive panel discussion include: Jamal Benomar, UN Rule of Law Unit; Peggy Hicks, Human Rights Watch; Haile Menkerios, UN Department of Political Affairs, Milos Prica; Permanent Representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina to the UN; Zahir Tanin, Permanent Representative of Afghanistanto the UN; Paul van Zyl, International Center for Transitional Justice. Watch Video

  • 2 May 2008, Thessaloniki- Greece

    Conference: Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Pathway for the Future
    More than 450 people, including academics, university students, diplomats and representatives of local authorities, attended the event which was marked by the speech of David Roosevelt, human rights activist and grandson of President and Eleanor Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt underlined that the Declaration remains today one of the most important creations of the twentieth century, "and still provides a moral basis for mankind to aspire to the realization of human rights, all human rights, for all people". The conference was organised by the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe and the University of Macedonia.

  • 5 May 2008, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Seminar: Media, Security and Human Rights
    A seminar dedicated to “Media, Security and Human Rights” to mark this year’s commemoration of the Press Freedom Day, the 60th anniversary of the UDHR and the 100th anniversary of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI). The event was opened by the Brazilian Minister for Human Rights Paulo Vanucchi.

  • 8 May 2008 - Cairo

    Seminar: 60 Years of Human Rights
    A seminar organized jointly by the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Studies and the Forum of Cultural Dialogue, with participation by the UN Information Centre in Cairo.

June 2008

  • June 4 Baku, Azerbaijan

    Roundtable Discussion: Human Rights/Environmental Rights
    Marking the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration and World Environment Day, the roundtable discussion will explore the correlation between human rights and the environment. Organised by the UN Office in Baku in partnership with the Office of the Azerbaijani Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ministry of Ecology.

  • June 5-9 2008 - Jackson Hole, USA

    Global Insight Summit
    Presented by the UN and the Jackson Hole Film Institute during the Jackson Hole Film Festival, this first Summit brings together entertainment leaders and UN officials to explore how film and television can be used to raise awareness of global issues.

  • June 2008 (continuing throughout 2nd half of the year) - Vienna, Austria

    Vienna +15
    Commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the Vienna Declaration, adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights in 1993 and through which 171 countries reaffirmed their commitment to human rights. The cartoon exhibit “Sketching Human Rights” will be hosted by the UN Information Service in Vienna.

July 2008

  • 30 July, 2008, New York City, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2, 3.00 to 6.00pm.

    Panel discussion: Fortress or Sand-Castle?
    Human Rights in the Age of Counter-Terrorism.

    Speakers in this installment of the "New Human Rights Dialogue" series include: Emi MacLean, Center for Constitutional Rights; Joanne Mariner, Human Rights Watch; Robert Orr, Executive Office of the Secretary-General;Margaret Satterthwaite, New York University School of Law; Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report. Watch Video

  • July, 2008, Cairo, Egypt

    Introduction to the Disabilities Convention
    Organized by the UN Information Centre in Cairo in collaboration with the Middle East Association for Peace and Human Rights, brings together NGOs, persons with disabilities and their families, and celebrities to focus on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

August 2008

  • 8 August, 2008, New York City, UN Headquarters
    Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium 10.00am to 1.00pm

    Panel Discussion: Conciliation and Reconciliation between States and Indigenous Peoples
    Speakers in this installment of the New Human Rights Dialogue series include: Gert Rosenthal, Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations; Henri Paul Normandin, Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations; Representative of the Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations; Marcie Mersky, Liaison Officer, United Nations Department of Political Affairs; Chief Oren Lyons, Faithkeeper, Turtle Clan, Onondaga Nation, Member of Grand Council of Chiefs of the Haudenosaunee. Master of Ceremonies is Roberto Múcaro Borrero (Taíno, Puerto Rico), Chairperson, NGO Committee on the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Watch Video

  • 29 August, 2008, New York City, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 2, 3.00 to 6.00p.m.

    Panel Discussion: The Human Right to Food and the Global Food Crisis: Root Causes and Responses
    Speakers in this installment of the "New Human Rights Dialogue Series" include: Heather Grady, Realizing Rights; Karen Hansen-Kuhn, Action Aid; Themba Masuku, Food and Agriculture Organization; Joia Mukharjee, Partners In Health; Sanjay Reddy, Columbia University; Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Flavio Valente, FIAN International. Watch Video

September 2008

  • 6 September, 2008 -- Patras, Greece

    International Painting Exhibition on Human Rights
    Exhibition includes the work of 51 artists from 21 countries. Organized by the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe and the local UNESCO Club.

  • 17 September, 2008 -- New York City, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 5, 3-6pm

    Panel Discussion: Knowledge, Power and Progress: New Approaches to Human Rights Learning
    Speakers in this installment of the New Human Rights Dialogue series include: Hope Boeve, The School for Human Rights, Brooklyn; Ejim Dike, Urban Justice Center,; Shulamith Koenig, People’s Movement for Human Rights Learning; Ngonlardje Mbaidjol, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Kathleen Modrowski, Global College of Long Island University; Nan Richardson, Speak Truth to Power. Watch Video

  • 18-19 September, Ayolas, Paraguay

    Conference series on Human Security and Human Rights
    Organised by the UN Information Centre in Asuncion

  • 26 September -- 20 October, UN House, Prague, Czech Republic

    UDHR 60 Photographic Exhibit
    Organised by the UN Information Centre in Prague

  • September 2008 - Paris, France

    61st Annual UN Department of Public Information/NGO Conference on Human Rights
    This year’s conference at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 3 to 5 September, 2008, commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and features the “Sketching Human Rights

October 2008

  • 7-8 October, 2008 – European Parliament premises, Brussels, Belgium

    Conference: “60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: the floor is yours”.
    Jointly organized by the European Parliament, the European Commission and the UN Regional Information Centre, this inter-institutional conference will focus specifically on the subject of Human Rights Defenders in celebration of both the UDHR 60th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. Participants include: Mrs Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Commissioner for External Relations; Mr Hans-Gert Pöttering, President of the European Parliament; the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; Mrs Margaret Sekaggya, UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders; Mr Thomas Hammarberg, Commissioner for HR, the Council of Europe.

  • 9 October 2008 – 2 January 2009

    Photo Exhibition -- 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
    Opening simultaneously at the Paris and at a series of embassies and consulates around the world, this exhibit interprets the 30 articles of the UDHR in photographic form, with photographs by famous international reporters in collaboration with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • 13 October, 2008, Prague, Czech Republic

    Opening of "At Dawn" Exhibit
    Organized by the UN Information Centre in Prague in collaboration with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic, and with the support of a number of research institutes, NGOs and the media, "At Dawn" highlights historical perspectives on as well as current challenges to human rights. The ceremonial opening of the exhibit took place in Prague and featured Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek as key note speaker. "At Dawn", which marks the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, is travelling to various regions of the Czech Republic, and will be on display in the lobby of UN House in Prague.

  • 22 October, 2008, New York City, UN Headquarters, Conference Room 1,1.15 pm to 2:30 pm

    Panel Discussion: The Price of Dignity: Human Rights and Global Economics
    Speakers in this installment of the New Human Rights Dialogue series include: Cathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative; Radhika Balakrishnan, Marymount Manhattan College; Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern; Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur on adequate housing; Robert Weissman, Essential Action. Watch Video

  • 22 October, 2008 -- Athens, Greece

    Conference: Human Rights: Vision, Reality Prospects.
    Organized by the UN Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, the United Nations Association of Greece and the University of Indianapolis.

  • 24 October, 2008 (UN Day), Brasilia, Brazil

    Presentation of student UDHR 60 project
    60 students from Brasilia review the articles of the UDHR during September and October and formulate recommendations for the achievement of the articles in their own communities, leading up to their final presentation and assessment by a high-level human rights panel on 24 October. Organized by the UN Information Centre in Rio de Janeiro and the UN Country Team in Brazil.

  • 27 October, 2008 – Brazil

    Awarding of “UN: 60 years of Human Rights” prize for Brazilian media
    An initiative of the UN Information Centre in Rio de Janeiro, the “UN: 60 years of Human Rights” prize will be awarded to the five Brazilian journalists who have excelled in coverage of human rights related issues in the local press during the last 30 years. The winner – who will be chosen by around 800 journalists who have won the coveted Vladimir Herzog Journalism Prize for Human Rights – will be announced on 27 October.

  • October 2008 - Geneva, Switzerland

    Nansen Refugee Award
    The Nansen Refugee Award, given annually by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, recognizes outstanding service to the cause of refugees.

November 2008

  • 15-30 November, 2008 -- Brazzaville, Congo, City Hall

    Human Rights Video Screening and Discussion
    Organized by the UN Information Centre in Brazzaville

  • November and December 2008, France

    René Cassin Human Rights Prize 2008
    The René Cassin Human Rights Prize will be given out in November 2008 by the Minister for Education. It will be an opportunity to promote the work undertaken on Human Right in schools and colleges. The laureates will be invited to participate in a gathering of Human Rights Defenders in Paris, organized by the International Federation for Human Rights. They will also be asked to participate in an open debate at the national assembly with other Human Rights Defenders, on 10 December 2008, at UNESCO Paris.

December 2008

  • Schedule of Events for Human Rights Day 10 December, 2008 at UN Headquarters in New York

  • November and December 2008, France

  • 3-5 December, 2008, United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA

    Student Conference on Human Rights
    The UN Department of Public Information annual conference will focus this year on Human Rights and Climate Change. The conference will bring together students from New York, India, Canada, Trinidad, Suriname and Bahrain. For the first time ever, a parallel conference is also being organized in Latin America by the UN Information Centre in Mexico City with participation from students in several countries in the region. The final day of the conference will be webcast live at http://cyberschoolbus.un.org/

  • 4-10 December, 2008 -- Brazzaville, Congo, UN Information Centre

    Exhibition on Human Rights
    Organized by the UN Information Centre in Brazzaville.

  • 6 December, 2008, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France

    “Smile You have Rights“
    Opening a series of UDHR 60 events in Paris, the “Smile You have Rights“ event was initiated with the artist Agnes Winter, UNRIC Brussels and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event will take place at the Palais de Chaillot where the UDHR was signed in 1948.

  • 7 December, 2008, New Delhi, India

    Human rights run
    2500 school students will mark the 60th anniversary of UDHR with a run to be held on New Delhi’s most prominent avenue (from India Gate to the Presidential Palace). Organized by UNIC New Delhi, in collaboration with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).

  • 7 December, 2008, New Delhi, India

    Seminar on Human Rights
    300 members of the Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes on Public Administration and Governance will participate at a seminar on human rights, organized by UNIC New Delhi in collaboration with the Consortium of Juridical Scientists.

  • 7 December, 2008, Mémorial de la Shoah, Paris, France - Edmond Safra Auditorium, 2.30pm

    Colloquium “The century of Lemkin”
    Historians and jurists will talk about the Shoah and genocide. Organized with the support of UNRIC Brussels.

  • 8 December, 2008, Palais du Luxembourg, Paris, France

    Colloquium “The UDHR today”
    Organized by Paris Descartes University, the Centre for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies and UNRIC Brussels.

  • 8-10 December, 2008, Senat, Paris, France

    UDHR and Convention on Genocide Anniversary CommemorationOrganized by Sciences Po with support from UNRIC Brussels. Various events including “Cartooning for Peace” exhibit and “6 Billions of Others” movie.

  • 8-10 December, 2008, Turin, Italy

    Palestinian-Israeli Conference
    An event bringing together Palestinian and Israeli women who will illustrate specific experiences in the field of intercultural dialogue. Organized by the International Mediterranean Women’s Forum in collaboration with UNRIC Brussels, “Centre International Ipazia-UNESCO” Women and Science and the UNESCO Centre in Turin.

  • 9 December, 2008, Conservatoire Royal de musique, Brussels, Belgium

    Concert
    The United Nations Association of Flanders Belgium (VVN), with the support of UNRIC Brussels, presents a concert to commemorate 60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Recital by Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort, Belgian laureate of the International Queen Elisabeth Competition for piano in 2007.

  • 9 December, 2008, India International Centre, New Delhi, India

    Human Rights Fair
    Representatives of 35 NGOs will set up information kiosks and speak on critical human rights issues. The event is organized by UNIC New Delhi in collaboration with the South Asia Human Rights Forum.

  • 9 December, 2008, Constitutional Court Auditorium, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Human Rights Round Table Debate
    This round table debate on, "Your insurance for Equality and Human Rights: Living the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the South African Constitution" is organised by the UN Information Centre in Pretoria, in close collaboration with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the South African Human Rights Commission.

  • 9 December, 2008, Berlin, Germany

    Film event "Night of Human Rights Films"
    Organized by the German Human Rights Institute and UNESCO with the support of UNRIC Brussels.

  • 10 December, 2008, Tunis, Tunisia

    Film screening and panel
    Four documentary films will be screened - "Silence", "Invente-moi un pays", "Les réfugiés" and "La cage" - which present human rights from different angles in different parts of the world. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Organized by UNIC Tunis in collaboration with Cinema AfricArt and the Arab Institute for Human Rights.

  • 10 December, 2008, Rome, Italy

    Roundtable on human rights
    In cooperation with the French embassy in Rome, the Italian UNA (Società Italiana Per l’Organizzazione Internazionale) organizes a roundtable on the 60th UDHR anniversary.

  • 10 December, 2008, Rome, Italy

    Conference “Food for everybody”
    Organized by the NGO “Rinascimento”, together with the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and sponsored by UNRIC Brussels.

  • 10 December, 2008, The Hague, Netherlands

    Right Now Festival
    A festival with music, debates, films, workshops and comedy, organized by five Dutch NGOs, with support from UNRIC Brussels.

  • 10 December, 2008, UNESCO, Paris, France

    Celebration in UNESCO
    Including the UNESCO/Bilbao 2008 Prize for Promotion of Human Rights Culture Ceremony.

  • 10 December, 2008, Elysee Palace, Paris, France

    The official UDHR anniversary event at the Elysee Palace with French President Nicolas Sarkozy and other Heads of State will include a screening of the film “Stories on Human Rights”, a joint project by OHCHR, UNRIC Brussels, the European Commission and Art for the World.

  • 10 December, 2008, Palais de Chaillot, Paris, France

    Official celebration closing evening  
    “Smiles, resistance, hopes”, lighting of the Palais de Chaillot and preview of ”Stories on Human Rights” short films with Foreign Affairs Minister Bernard Kouchner and Minister for Human Rights Rama Yade.

  • 10 December, 2008

    Launch of school curriculum on the Universal Declaration
    The UN Cyberschoolbus will be launching a curriculum on each article of the UHDR for schools around the world.

  • 10 December, 2008, Paris, France

    Ceremony of the Human Rights French Republic Prize

  • 10 December, 2008, Belgian Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

    Colloquium
    “Human Rights in Action” is organized by the President of the Senat with the support of UNRIC Brussels.  

  • 10 December, 2008, Residence Palace, Brussels, Belgium

    Cine ONU on Human Rights

  • 10 December, 2008

    Launch of The UDHR: An Historical Record of the Drafting Process
    This website will provide access to the full text of the historical documents of all meetings from 1946-1948 that led to the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To be launched on 10 December, the website is a cooperative effort of the UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the UN Office in Geneva.

  • 10 December, 2008, Pretoria, South Africa

    Human Rights Lecture
    Attending this Human Rights Day lecture are representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps, with high-ranking UN and South African government officials delivering remarks.

  • 10 December 2008, New York City, UN Headquarters,
    Conference Room 4, 1.15pm to 2.30pm

    Panel Discussion: Human Rights: 60 Years After the UDHR

  • 10 December, 2008 – Yerevan, Armenia

    Photo exhibit
    An exhibit will be on display in the UN House Lobby in Yerevan, featuring historical photos depicting the adoption of the UDHR along with local photos highlighting the human rights situation in Armenia.

  • 10 December 2008 - New York City, USA

    General Assembly Special Session
    A special session of the UN General Assembly commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  • 10 December 2008 - New York City, USA

    Awarding of United Nations Prizes in the Field of Human Rights
    The award is given out every five years in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the promotion and protection of human rights. The awards ceremony will take place at the special session of the UN General Assembly commemorating the 60th anniversary of the UDHR.

  • 10 December 2008, France

    European Union forum with non-governmental organizations on discrimination against women

  • 10 December 2008, Paris, France

    NGO Forum at the International Conference Centre in Paris
    Marking the end of the French presidency of the European Union this Forum will host 200 non-governmental organizations. The French Republic Human Rights Prize will be given out by the President of the French Republic.

  • 10 December 2008, Paris, France

    Screening of Human Rights Short Films
    A collection of short films on human rights by international artists will be screened at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. Undertaken by the United Nations and the nongovernmental organization Art for the World, these short films have been produced with the creative, logistical and financial support of governments, the private and education sectors and many individuals.

  • 10 December, 2008, United Nations Church Center, New York, USA
    10th Floor Conference Room, 5.30pm

    Panel and screening "Bringing Human Rights Home"
    OHCHR New York will participate in this panel discussion on human rights and opportunities for a new US administration. Short films documenting human rights abuses and victories will also be shown.

  • 11 December, 2008, UN Headquarters, New York City, USA
    Conference Room 4, 3.00pm to 4.30pm

    Lecture "Human Rights: The Second 60 Years"
    Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University, USA and leading philosopher in the field of global justice, will talk about the journey of human rights in the next 60 years. Organized by the United Nations University.

  • 11 December, 2008, Lisbon, Portugal

    Conference to mark 60th anniversary of UDHR
    Co-organized by the Pro Dignitate Foundation (FPD) and UNRIC Brussels.

  • 12 December, 2008, Faculty of Law, Tunis, Tunisia

    Human Rights Seminar
    Organized by UNIC Tunis in collaboration with ATNU (UN Tunisian Association).

  • 12 December, 2008, Athens, Greece

    Conference "The right to food: World Food Crisis and the Environment"
    Organized by the UNESCO Centre of Greece with support from UNRIC Brussels.

  • 15 December, 2008, General Assembly Hall, United Nations Headquarters, New York City, USA

    Musical Concert
    Concert with UN Messenger of Peace Messenger of Peace Daniel Barenboim and his West-Eastern Divan Quintet.

  • 20 December, 2008, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., UN Headquarters, New York, USA

    Opening of Photo Exhibition: Children of War: Broken Childhood
    Marking Universal Children's Day and the 60th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, this photo exhibition on the subject of child soldiers will be opened by the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Ambassador Giulio Terzi di Sant’Agata and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children & Armed Conflict, Ms. Radhika Coomaraswamy. Also participating will be Ismael Beah, Grace Akallo, Kon Kelei and John Onama, former child soldiers and youth advocates for children affected by war.

  • December 2008 - Geneva, Switzerland

    Sketching Human Rights”exhibit opens at Palais des Nations
    An exhibit featuring a collection of thought-provoking cartoons from a range of international cartoonists on the subject of human rights sponsored by OHCHR and the UN Department of Public Information.

  • December 2008 - Worldwide

    Public Service Announcements
    A series of 18 short films on human rights directed by award winning film-makers from different regions will be shown back to back as one medium-length feature in cinemas and on television and radio networks worldwide throughout 2008. A collaboration between OHCHR, NGO Art for the World, Dorje Films, and the European Commission.