Invitation : 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights [fr]


By building on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the event intends to
highlight the importance of human rights – political and civil rights as well as economic, social, and cultural
rights – as a preventive tool and to showcase how respect and protection of all human rights are beneficial
to people, sustain peace and resilience of our societies and guide and support Member States’ engagement
to meet their global commitments and improve the lives of people all over the world.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. António Guterres, will be delivering remarks.

Entry requires a special pass.
Please RSVP to OHCHR, indicating whether or not you have a UN grounds
pass, your full name and affiliation: Mr. Nenad Vasic and Mr. Fernando Ortiz ). Entry to the venue is from 46th Street, 1st Avenue entrance. A governmentissued
photo identification is also required to enter the premises.

Opening remarks:

  1. Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations
  2. Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
  3. Mr. Heiko Maas, Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany
  4. Ms. Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights
  5. Ms. Epsy Campbell Barr, First Vice-President and Minister of
    Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica
  6. Mme Kang Kyung-wha, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
    Republic of Korea
  7. Mr. Sidiki Kaba, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senegal

Panel discussion :

  1. Ms. Mary Robinson, Former High Commissioner
    for Human Rights, and
    Member of “the Elders”
  2. Ms. Louise Arbour, Special Representative of the Secretary-
    General for International Migration; and
    Former High Commissioner for Human Rights
  3. Ms. Hina Jilani, Former Special Representative of the
    Secretary-General on the situation of human
    rights defenders, and Member of “the Elders”
  4. Ms. Ilwad Elman, Director of Programs &
    Development at the Elman
    Peace Centre, Somalia

Closing remarks: Mr. Andrew Gilmour, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights
Modérateur : Mr. Kenneth Roth, Executive Director of Human Rights Watch

Dernière modification : 24/10/2019

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