A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on HRDs
Monday, September 18, 2023

This year we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. The Declaration is all about defenders, and we want to ensure that on this anniversary we celebrate defenders, their work and their essential role in our communities and at the United Nations. 

To do this, and to be seen, our coalition of 17 organisations is inviting you to an in-person action at the Place des Nations in Geneva alongside the 54th session of the Human Rights Council. This same week many human rights defenders will be attending the session at the UN, including a brave group of women human rights defenders. On 18 September, they will share some of their experiences and stories, and we will afterwards take a picture with a giant banner. We will send the picture to the media, the UN and State representatives to remind them that we have the #Right2DefendRights and that defenders should always be welcomed at the UN. 

When? 18 September, 16:30 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Where? Place des Nations in Geneva
What? Photo with a giant banner to celebrate defenders and their work

Bring your colleagues, communities, families or any visiting defender you know!

Register here