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.
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 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.
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.
26 March 2008 - New York City, USA
Panel Discussion: “What Would Martin Say? Human Rights and the Struggle against Racism Forty Years after the Death of Martin Luther King Jr.”
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. Watch video
28 April 2008. New York City, USA. 3 p.m. in Conference Room 4
Panel Discussion: From Manifest Failure to Collective Action: Realizing the Responsibility to Protect
Jackson.E. Joseph Nsengimana, Permanent Representative of Rwanda; Ramesh Thakur, Centre for InternationalGovernance Innovation; and Joanna Weschler, Security Council Report. Sponsored by OHCHR, UN DPI, the NGO Committee on Human Rights, and the Permanent Missions of Canada and Rwanda. Watch Video
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 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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
“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
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
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.