November 23, 2018 @ 12:30 – November 23, 2018 @ 14:00
Library Events Room, Building B, 1st Floor
Palais des Nations
in Geneva 1211

Copies of the book “Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” will be on sale at the event

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has stood the test of time as a milestone document in the history of human rights, in the promotion of equality, justice and human dignity. Women contributed to the drafting of this common standard for all peoples and all nations. Most specifically, women from the global south pushed for gender equality and the inclusion of women in the UDHR with little attention. Seventy years after its adoption, the panel discussion being hosted by the UN Library Geneva as part of its Library Talks series will highlight the contribution of women to this historic document and what the UDHR means to women in their daily lives. On the panel will be the Deputy High Commissioner of Human Rights, an Ambassador from a Permanent Mission and an academic from Stockholm University in Sweden. 

A discussion with

  • Kate Gilmore 
    Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights                  
  • François Ngarambe
    Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva
  • Rebecca Adami
    Senior Lecturer, Stockholm University and Author, “Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”

Moderated by

  • Francesco Pisano
    Director, UN Library Geneva