"Human rights are our common heritage and their realization depends on the contributions
that each and every one of us is willing to make, individually and collectively, now and in the future."

Louise Arbour
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2004 - Schedule of Events at UN Headquarters Human Rights Day 10 December 2004






The President of the General Assembly and the Deputy Secretary-General will open the General Assembly plenary session on human rights education to mark the end of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004) ( Live Webcast) http://webcast.un.org/ramgen/ga/59/ga041210.rm

General Assembly Hall

1:15 - 2:45pm

Panel discussion on " Freedom from Fear and Want - the Human Rights Year in Review" organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the NGO Committee on Human Rights

Conference Room 1

3:00 - 5:00pm

Panel discussion on " Human Rights Education in the School System - Practical Experiences" organized by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO. Launching of ABC: Teaching Human Rights - Practical activities for primary and secondary schools*

Conference Room 1

All day

Opening of exhibit Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery to mark the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition (sponsored by UNESCO and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

General Assembly Visitors' Lobby

Other related activities: