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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a Women’s Take

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 



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Copies of the book “Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” will be on sale at the event

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 the Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights, an Ambassador from a Permanent Mission and an academic from Stockholm University in Sweden.


A Discussion with
Kate Gilmore
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

François Ngarambe
Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva.

Rebecca Adami
Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University and Author, “Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”


Moderated by
Francesco Pisano
Director, UN Library Geneva





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IMPORTANT

For those without a UNOG badge, registration for this event is obligatory.
Interested participants are invited to register on-line before 23 November 2018.


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