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Genève Aéroport celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

14 May 2018

This May several awareness-raising activities targeting travellers are organized in various areas of the airport, including large billboards installed in the departure hall and info clips shown over and over on screens.

The exhibition in the departure hall features posters designed by renowned graphic designers from all over the world. It was organized following a worldwide call for graphic illustrations to highlight our #StandUp4HumanRights campaign, for the launch of the 70th Anniversary campaign of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris, on 10 December 2017.

To engage our audience, a selfie box allows travellers in transit to be photographed alongside Article 1 of the Declaration, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” and then to share the picture on social networks.

“With over 17 million passengers in and out last year, the airport will, through the exhibition, video and selfie box, expose tens of thousands of travellers to the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and especially in these divisive times, to the universal values enshrined in the Declaration.” UN Human Rights Chief, Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein said during a launch event with CEO of Genève Aéroport, Dr. André Schneider.

These events strengthen the already very close links between the airport and international institutions, as the UN Human Rights has shown.

For more information, visit the Geneva Airport website.

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