• 55th anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • 10th anniversary of the world conference on Human Rights which adopted the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action
  • 10th anniversary of establishment of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • 10th anniversary of the adoption of Paris principles on National Human Rights Institutions.

Activities in Geneva

Activities in New York

  • General Assembly Plenary in commemoration of the 55th Anniversary of UDHR, Human Rights Day and the 10th Anniversary of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA)

  • Presentation of the Human Rights Prize for 2003 in the General Assembly Hall, followed by a press conference with the winners. Luncheon for winners hosted by OHCHR and an evening reception hosted by the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United nations and OHCHR

  • Performance of the New York Labour Choir, against the backdrop of the Bermuda Children’s Peace and Tolerance Mural

  • High-level panel discussion on the 10 th anniversary of the Vienna World Conference on Human Rights and the VDPA titled "Human Rights Ten Years after Vienna : Progress, Challenges and the Role of Key Institutions"

  • An NGO event on the Rule of the Law, supported by OHCHR

  • Hello World Project - HR messages beamed by laser onto the north facade of the UN Secretariat building in New YorkHello World Project