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60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - 28.09.2008
The defenders take the floor
EU Parliament - Brussels, 7-8 Octobre 2008
As you may know on 10 December 2008 it will be the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On this occasion the European Parliament will be hosting a special Conference concerning Human Rights Defenders. The Conference organised jointly with the European Commission and the United Nations will be entitled :
«60 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: The defenders take the floor»
The Conference will be opened by Commissioner for External Relations and European neighbourhood policy, Mrs Benita Ferrero-Waldner at 10.00 am on 7 October and closed at midday on the 8 October by the President of the European Parliament, Mr Hans-Gert Pöttering. The closing session will also be addressed by the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mrs Navi Pillay.