Side Event at the 53rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)
Universality has been a key international human rights law principle since it was enshrined in the preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.
On the occasion of UDHR's 75th anniversary and the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action 30th anniversary, this HRC side event co-organized by our Geneva Human Rights Platform, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Geneva for Human Rights will discuss the relevance of universal human rights – i.e. human rights that protect all individuals worldwide – to tackling current global challenges.
Participants will address, among others, the following questions:
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