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Artwork connects youth to human rights

A young boy and his artwork

To mark the 75th anniversary of the UDHR, UN Human Rights collaborated with the Gabarron Foundation to organize painting workshop across the globe. In Brussels, the regional office organized a workshop with Ukrainian children welcoming about 40 children aged 6 to 14. The office also organized two workshops on the theme of the environment ahead of the regional dialogue on a healthy and sustainable environment where some of the artworks were displayed. Painting workshops provided an opportunity to explain human rights and the importance of the UDHR to young people.


Contest inspires youth about human rights

Andriy, one of the winners of the video contest on human rights, at the meeting in the HRMMU office in Kyiv. Credit: OHCHR

This was not Andriy’s first video, but he knew little about human rights.

"I saw a contest, and I thought that we have this situation in Ukraine, and why not show Ukrainians in this situation? Every person has a right to life," said the 11-year-old from Chernivtsi in Western Ukraine.

Andriy, who dreams of becoming a video game developer in the future, was among the five winners of a video contest organized earlier this year by the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU) to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). read more