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Gwangju celebrates 71 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

광주시세계인권선언 71주년 기념 행사 개최

Gwangju celebrates 71 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Gwangjus May 18 Memorial Culture Center was a destination for human rights activists and supporters on Dec. 6th, as nearly 200 people came to honor the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).


Jongmin Kim has more.


It is exactly 71 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in December 1948, proclaiming that freedom, equal rights and dignity are inherent to all people. Human Rights Day this year falls on December 9th.


To share how governments can better protect human rights for all sectors of society, officials and experts gathered for the ceremony in Gwangju. They emphasized the role of regional governments to institutionalize human rights in administrative policies.


a city official for Peace and Human Rights said during his welcoming speech that with "71 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this week, we hope the campaign will help us engage with the average citizen and put to rest the thought that human rights is a difficult, far-off concept."


The official event was held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Daedong Hall of the May 18 Memorial Culture Center, with a film watching event regarding the story of a refugee street child who ran away from his unhappy, abusive home. Director Nadine Labakis Oscar winning film called Capennaum, will also be screened at the Mudeung Hall on December 12th. The event is free and open to the public.


Also being held is The Human Rights Exhibition Project to further raise awareness of human rights issues and share the progress seen over the years. There are various exhibitions popping up in the region with various human rights related events ongoing until December 13th.

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