"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 2005 - Events in United Nations Headquarters, New York

Human Rights Week 2005

A Week of Events to Commemorate United Nations Human Rights Day




1-2 December

8 th Annual UN Student Human Rights Conference:
Water as a Human Right

2 December

Panel Discussion:
Human Trafficking
Trusteeship Council Chamber from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

5 December

Screening of dramatic film:
Hunt for Justice: the Louise Arbour Story
Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m.
By invitation only

6 December

NGO Briefing and Discussion:
The UN Human Rights Council
Conference Room 2 from 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
Ms. Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Ambassador Ricardo Alberto Arias, Permanent Representative of Panama
Mr. Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Planning
Ms. Bobbi Nassar, NGO Committee on Human Rights

7 December

Panel Discussion:
Rearing its Ugly Head: the Resurgence of Torture in the 21st Century and the Struggle to Combat It
Conference Room 4 from 3:00 - 5:45 p.m.
Ms. Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Mr. Juan Mendez, United Nations Special Advisor on Prevention of Genocide
Mr. Michael Ratner, Center for Constitutional Rights
Ms. Hina Shamsi, Human Rights First
Mr. Suliman Baldo, International Crisis Group

8 December

Panel Discussion:
Protection and Promotion of the Human Rights of People with Mental Disorders
Conference Room 3 from 1:15 - 2:45 p.m.

25 November -
10 December 2005

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence

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