Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Reykjavik City Library | Grófin Culture House
Monday 10. December at 17:00-18:30
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 70th anniversary this year and to mark this important milestone Reykjavik City Library and Amnesty International Iceland invite you to join us at Grófin Library on 10 December from 17:00-18:30.
The declaration was a milestone in the history of human rights when it was adopted by the United Nations on 10 December 1948. Since then it has provided the foundation from which wealth of other legally binding human rights treaties have been developed.
However, it is not enough to incorporate human rights into legal frameworks and treaties. We all need to know our rights and duties as well as promote attitudes and behaviour which reflect respect for human rights.
Come and join us on this important day!
Vala Ósk Bergsveinsdóttir, Human Rights Education Manager at Amnesty International Iceland discusses the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, human rights in general and how simple it is for each and every one of us to take part in promoting and protecting human rights.
Unnur Sara Eldjárn performs the iconic song Imagine by John Lennon in Icelandic. The Icelandic lyrics were translated by her grandfather, Þórarinn Eldjárn. Unnur Sara will also perform a few Christmas songs in French.
Diversity of human rights and social justice!
-Zahra Mesbah from Afghanistan shares her thoughts on human rights with us. Zahra works as an interpreter and is the founder of Kabul ehf. She also is a volunteer at the Red Cross.
Guests will get the opportunity to take part in Amnesty International‘s yearly campain, Write for Rights, support those whose human rights have been violated and pressure governments worldwide into respecting human rights and protecting those who fight for human rights.
Arts and crafts workshop and fun human rights games for children and adults of all ages!