Human Rights Day 2013 - 20 Years Working For Your…

5 December 2013


Human Rights Day 2013 - 20 Years Working For Your Rights (AM Session)

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Human Rights Day 2013 EVENTS
Human Rights Day continues the celebration of the anniversary with 20 YEARS: WORKING FOR YOUR RIGHTS as its theme but with the emphasis on the future and identifying the challenges that lie ahead. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Human Rights Day 2013 EVENTS Human Rights Day 2013 has special significance in this 20th anniversary year of the establishment of the mandate of the OHCHR. The public is invited to follow @UNrightswire and #UNRightsAt20. Human Rights: The Next 20 Years INTRODUCTION Welcome remarks by the President of the Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Mr. Remigiusz Achilles Henczel Opening address by United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay PROMOTIONAL VIDEO: "The Road Ahead" Protecting space for human rights defenders Moderated by Ms. Ghida Fakhry Khane Ms. Hina Jilani Ms. Roselyn Hanzi REMARKS AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCE by Mr. Salif Keita Bridging the equality gap: including the excluded in economic and political life Moderated by Ms. Ghida Fakhry Khane Ms. Rita Izsák Chief Wilton Littlechild Ms. Martha Piedad Mosquera Figueroa PARTICIPANTS Remigiusz A. Henczel is the President of the Human Rights Council and Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations Office at Geneva Navi Pillay has been the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights since September 2008 Hina Jilani is a Pakistani human rights lawyer and one of the world's pre-eminent human rights defenders Roselyn Hanzi is a lawyer from Zimbabwe Rita Izsák is the UN Independent Expert on minority issues Chief Wilton Littlechild, a lawyer, is the first Treaty First Nation person to acquire a law degree from the University of Alberta, Canada Martha Piedad Mosquera Figueroa is a lawyer and a 2013 fellow of the UN Human Rights Office Minorities Fellowship Programme. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, is a scientist and academic. Christof Heyns has been the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions since 2010. Zied Mhirsi is the co-founder of Tunisia Live, an online news organization. A health professional and a radio host at the Tunisian radio Express FM Deeyah Khan is a music producer, composer, award-winning documentary film director and human rights activist, known for her support of women's rights, freedom of expression and peace MODERATORS Ghida Fakhry Khane is a TV broadcast journalist and, until recently, a primary news anchor for Al Jazeera English Tim Sebastian is Chairman of the New Arab Debates and a former BBC foreign correspondent. MUSICIAN Salif Keita, from Mali, is one of the most influential musicians on the African continent

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