HUMAN RIGHTS DAY AND 60th Anniversary of the UDHR
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration has been and
continues to be a source of inspiration for national and international efforts to
promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms.
The theme for 2008 is “Dignity and justice for all of us,” reinforcing the vision of the
UDHR as a commitment to universal dignity and justice. It is not a luxury or a wish-
list. The UDHR and its core values; inherent human dignity, non-discrimination,
equality, fairness and universality, apply to everyone, everywhere and always. The
Declaration is universal, enduring and vibrant, and it concerns us all.
To celebrate the UDHR’s 60th Anniversary, the United Nations through the Office of
the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) - Regional Office for
the Pacific and the United Nations United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization (UNESCO) is holding a poster competition for ALL.
Posters should depict your vision for “Dignity and Justice for All in the Pacific”.
Posters will be accepted in the following categories:
Primary School (years 1 – 8)
Secondary School (years 9-13)
General Community (community groups, individuals, anyone!)
There will be national and regional winners in each category. One entry will be
selected for reproduction as a Pacific Human Rights Poster.
Entries should be submitted by 28 February 2009 to the national offices identified on
the reverse of the flyer.
For questions, queries or help contact Sue Vize at UNESCO Apia (firstname.lastname@example.org or 24276)
or Romulo Nayacalevu at OHCHR Suva (email@example.com or 3310465)
“It is our duty to ensure that these rights are a living reality - that they are known, understood and enjoyed by
everyone, everywhere. It is often those who most need their human rights protected, who also need to be
informed that the Declaration exists - and that it exists for them.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
NATIONAL POSTER SUBMISSION POINTS
Cook Islands – Cook Islands National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Cultural
Fiji – Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Level 5 Vanua House, Suva,
c/UNDP, 6th Floor, Reserve Bank of Fiji Building, Private Mail Bag, Suva
Kiribati – UNICEF Office, Bikenibu, Tarawa
Marshall Islands – UNFPA Office, Kwajalein, Majuro
Federated States of Micronesia – UNFPA Office, Phonpei
Nauru – Nauru National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Republic of
Nauru, Central Pacific
Niue – Niue National Commission for UNESCO, Premier’s Department, Fale Fono, PO Box
Palau – UNDP Office, Koror
Papua New Guinea – Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights, Port Moresby
Tokelau – Tokelau Affairs, PO Box 865, Apia, Samoa
Tuvalu – Tuvalu National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education & Sports, Private
Mail Bag, Vaiaku, Funafuti
Tonga – Tonga National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of Education, PO Box 61,
Samoa – UNESCO Office, UN Compound, Matauta-Uta, Apia
Solomon Islands – UNDP Office, Honiara
Vanuatu – UNICEF Office, Port Vila