Take a closer look at some of the events and stories taking place across the world to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



Geneva film festivalgoers add their voice

9 March 2018

For its 16th edition, the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights is working alongside the UN Human Rights Office to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, and is inviting its public to stand up for human rights.

Participants will be able to post their reactions to the topics discussed at the Festival on Twitter and Instagram by using #standup4humanrights and #fifdh18

Starting 1 March, the Stand Up "digital wall" will retrieve contributions that will in turn be projected onto the Festival screens at the beginning of every session. This wall will also be made available on the Festival's website.

The public is also encouraged to rally for human rights be committing themselves to defending them by taking The Pledge; and using the Add your voice feature to record themselves reading out an article of the Universal declaration of human rights in their mother tongue.

Further, High Commissioner Zeid will host a Carte Blanche on the opening night of the Festival, 9 March, where he will deliver a keynote address on the state of human rights in the world, followed by a moderated conversation and a Q&A with the Geneva public.

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

people have stood up for human rights

We can all be Human Rights Champions

Tweet, Instagram or YouTube your action using the hashtag #Standup4humanrights.

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