Commemortion of the International Human Rights Day/ 10th December 2011
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 9, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Invitation to the media
What:Commemoration of the International Human Rights Day
When:10th December 2011
Where:African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Who:Department of Political Affairs of the African Union
Why: To celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Department of Political Affairs and the UN Office of High Commissionerfor Human Rights (OHCHR) will on 10 December 2011 commemorate the “International Human Rights Day” under the theme “Human Rights Defenders and Role of Social Media in the Protection of Human Rights”.The Human Rights Day this year will have a two-fold focus: to celebrate work of human rights defenders and inspire others to take action as well as role of social media in the protection of human rights.
Participants:Participants will include the AU Commission, Representative of the NHRC of Ethiopia, Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Representative of the UN Secretary Generalandschool children amongst others.
09H30-10H00 -Arrival of guests and participants
10H00-10H30 -Opening ceremony
-Welcome remarks by the Director of the Political Affairs Department.
-Statement by a Representative of the NHRC of Ethiopia
-Statement of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
-Statement of the UN Secretary General.
-Statement of the AUC
10H30-11H00 -Cultural show
-School children performance
11H00 End of Commemoration Ceremony