Ombudswoman and ENNHRI Chair Lora Vidović participated at the high level international panel discussion on reframing communication on human rights, held on 6th March 2018 in UN Geneva Office.

Kate Gilmore, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, Florence Simbiri-Jaoko, Special Envoy of GANHRI and Human Rights Watch Deputy Executive Directore for Advocacy Bruno Stagno Ugarte took part in the conference.

Along with the discussion on current trends regarding human rights perception among general public as well as challenges and good practices in human rights promotion, the conference resulted in the joint statement signed by OHCHR, Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights, FRA, ENNHRI and GANHRI.

The document points out that with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70 years ago, governments around the globe were committed to making peace, democracy and justice a reality for all. Despite some achievements, however, many today still live in poverty, oppression, inequality and discrimination, exposed to the armed conflicts. For improvements, better laws and policies are necessary but also a clear understanding among the citizens what human rights are as well as their broader support for human rights protection. The signatories therefore have pledged, among other, to work harder together in order to promote values of human rights around the globe.

Full statement you may find in the attachment and the video at:

Joint Statement