Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The Geneva Centre has chosen this day to celebrate individuals with distinctive work in the field of human rights advancement, through its Human Rights Recognition Awards.

The Geneva Centre’s Human Rights Recognition Awards will be given to individuals who work for the protection, promotion and advancement of human rights. The awards are not only an opportunity to acknowledge and increase the visibility of the significant work of such individuals but are also a chance to celebrate human rights achievements. Certainly, this is the first time that the Geneva Centre has taken the initiative, yet assuredly this initiative falls within the framework of the Centre’s mandate to promote human rights and encourage fieldwork in this regard.

The online ceremony will be held on 10 December at 12:45 (Geneva time, CET). Awardees will receive their prizes and will be given the floor to present their initiative and their work in the advancement of human rights.

More information on the awardees coming soon!

CLICK HERE to register in order to attend the ceremony (ZOOM)

Award and ceremony brochure (PDF)

For any questions, please contact Ms Alia Fares or Mr Florian Fiquet