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Antigua and Barbuda is set to join the rest of the world in commemorating Human Rights Day by unveiling a Human Rights Display at the V.C. Bird International Airport on Saturday, December 15.
This display is part of a larger public education campaign that is being spearheaded by the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in partnership with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
The campaign is geared towards promoting greater awareness and understanding of human rights issues, particularly within the context of the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The unveiling ceremony, which will be graced by high-level Government and UN officials, including Prime Minister Gaston Browne, will also launch a TikTok video campaign, and feature billboards erected at the Antigua Recreation Grounds, as well as on the UN Common Premises on Independence Drive.
The design for the display, funded by the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Voluntary Fund, was inspired by artwork submitted by the Antigua and Barbuda Sickle Cell Association, winners of the 2023 SDG Art Competition held in November.
Through this campaign, the organizers aim to strengthen dialogue between civil society and the public, to better educate and inform citizens of human rights issues and instruments.
The commemoration of the 75-year milestone of the UDHR is particularly significant, as it symbolizes collective hope, a renewed effort for human rights, and solidarity with the premise that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
This is a clear signal of our continued commitment to ensure universal protection of fundamental human rights, and to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thereby contributing to shared prosperity.