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General Assembly: Informal meeting on the occasion…

General Assembly: Informal meeting on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 2023 UN Human Rights Prize Award Ceremony, 78th session

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In 2023, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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For 75 years, the core ambition of the Declaration has been to infuse societies with equality, fundamental freedoms and justice. It enshrines the rights of all human beings and is a global blueprint for international, national, and local laws and policies and a bedrock of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  • Opening remarks - H. E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President of the General Assembly - H. E. Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Volker Türk, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - Ms. Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, Chair, Board of Directors, Roosevelt Institute - Ms. Archana Soreng, Khadia Tribe, India, Former Member of United Nations Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change 2020-2023
  • Video on the 75th anniversary of UDHR
  • Statements by Chairs of regional groups for the month of December 2023 and the Host Country
  • Award ceremony for the 2023 UN Human Rights prize recipients

The recipients of the Prize were chosen by a Special Committee from more than 400 nominations received from Member States, the UN system, and civil society. The Committee is chaired by the President of the General Assembly, and its members include the President of the Economic and Social Council, the President of the Human Rights Council, the Chair of the Commission on the Status of Women and the Chair of the Advisory Committee of the Human Rights Council. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) provided support to the special committee.

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