Delegation of the European Union to Russia

The EU Delegation to the Russian Federation and International Memorial jointly mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights

Moscow, 04/12/2018 - 14:15, UNIQUE ID: 181204_42
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The Delegation of the European Union to the Russian Federation and International Memorial invite you to join us in the marking of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of the Human Rights, on December 11 at 18:30 in the premises of the International Memorial (5/10 Karetny ryad, Moscow).

We have prepared a programme which is thematically probably best described by the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights".

We will start with the Dutch documentary "Ahmad`s Hair", which tells the story of migration through the life of a Syrian boy who is not only trying to integrate in Dutch society, but who is on a personal, heart-warming mission.

After that we will screen 18 short video-testimonials from human rights defenders from all over the world. While the international human rights system has come under increasing pressure, these stories embody the resilience and passion that people continue to show to withstand challenges. These good stories on human rights prove that determination, courage and common work deliver results.

They also show that progress on human rights is possible and is happening while demonstrating that thanks to people like these human rights defenders, there is hope that tomorrow will be a better day.

And finally, on the basis of the screened movie and testimonials, participants will take part in a round-table discussion, concluding the evening.

Please, register here

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