Events at UNESCO Headquarters focusing on the safety of journalists and human rights in the modern world on 12 December will mark the beginning of the year-long observance to mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Within this framework a UNESCO Campus on Human Rights is to take place with the participation of distinguished French cartoon artist and political satirist Plantu.
A Campus is a two-hour session during which young people share views with experts from UNESCO and personalities from civil society. The topic is linked to UNESCO themes, with the idea of “building peace in the minds of men and women”. The objective is to help the young audience, 70% of which are from priority education zones, to develop a better understanding of key contemporary issues and their role as young citizens. Each Campus gather around 200 to 400 participants in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
Organized on the 12th of December to mark its 3 years anniversary, this 50th edition is dedicated to human rights and freedom of speech. Along with Plantu are invited Shekéba Hachemi, Afghanistan’s first female diplomat and founder of the NGO Afghanistan Libre which works to improve girls’ and women’s access to education, and UNESCO Human Rights programme specialist Konstantinos Tararas.
CAMPUS UNESCO program has been made possible thanks to the support of our partner Fondation d’Entreprise ENGIE.