23 November 2018
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a Women’s Take
Friday 23 November 2018, 12.30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Library Events Room (B.135)
Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor
Photo: UN Photo/ MB
Copies of the book “Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” will be on sale at the event
A Discussion with
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has stood the test of time as a milestone document in the history of human rights, in the promotion of equality, justice and human dignity. Women contributed to the drafting of this common standard for all peoples and all nations. Most specifically, women from the global south pushed for gender equality and the inclusion of women in the UDHR with little attention. Seventy years after its adoption, the panel discussion being hosted by the UN Library Geneva as part of its Library Talks series will highlight the contribution of women to this historic document and what the UDHR means to women in their daily lives. On the panel will be a colleague from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, an Ambassador from a Permanent Mission and an academic from Stockholm University in Sweden.
Director, Thematic Engagement, Special Procedures and Right to Development Division
Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.
Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University and Author, “Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
Director, UN Library Geneva
For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory.
Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 23 November 2018.