Delegation of the European Union to the
UN and other international organisations in Geneva

Let's talk about Human Rights!

07/12/2016 - 00:00
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To mark the occasion of the Human Rights Day on 10 December, the EU Delegation to the UN in Geneva on 7 December invited students from Geneva-based schools, the Institut Florimont, the German School of Geneva and the British School in Geneva to an event entitled "Let's talk about Human Rights!"

The students were welcomed by Deputy Head of Delegation Carl Hallergard and then split up in small break-out sessions, where they discussed specific human rights issues with staff of the EU Delegation's Human Rights Team. Topics addressed covered among others 'How does the Human Rights Council address the human rights situation in specific countries?', 'Business and Human Rights', 'How does the UN contribute to the fight against racism?', 'Freedom of expression and Freedom of Religion or Belief' and 'Human Rights Defenders'.

The debate was the last in a series of events in the framework of the campaign #EU4HumanRights.

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