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Fundación Canguro: winner of the Human Rights Award of the European Union

21/12/2018 - 18:20
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On December 6th, the headquarters of the Delegation of the European Union in Uruguay held the presentation of the Fundación Canguro, winner of the Human Rights Award of the European Union. The event took place to commemorate of the 70th Anniversary.

On December 6th, at the headquarters of the Delegation of the European Union in Uruguay, the Fundación Canguro was awarded winner of the Human Rights Award of the European Union. The event took place on the occasion of the commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948 in Paris.

The event was attended by the Councilor Andrea Nicolaj, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the European Union, Mr. Nelson Villarreal, Secretary of Human Rights of the Presidency of the Republic, and Dr. Pamela Moreira, President of the Funcación Canguro.

This was the first edition of the Human Rights Awards of the European Union in Uruguay, which is presented in recognition of those civil groups promoting and defending the country's human rights.

The EU is a strong promoter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its fundamental principles, to which both the EU and Uruguay have adhered and ratified. Uruguay and the EU are strategic partners in the defense of human rights at the international level, for which they celebrate together this 70th anniversary.
 
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