Kids 4 Human Rights International Drawing Contest was celebrated in 2018 as its first edition to highlight the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to create awareness about the importance of the Universal Declaration and its 30 Articles, adopted by the United Nations on 10 December 1948. The Universal declaration promotes basic human rights so every woman, man and child on this planet can live and develop in dignity and peace - from the right to life, freedom and security; the right to education and freedom of expression and association, as well as the right to work, equal pay and freedom from all forms of discrimination. It is the most translated document around the globe available in over 500 languages.
Our second edition aligns to the vision for promoting and protecting human rights by the High Commissioner’s Management Plan for 2022-2023 with a proven results-based programming framework.
The 2023 commemoration of Human Rights will mark the beginning of a year-long celebration of 75 years since the international community adopted the Declaration. We celebrate all our inalienable rights and freedoms including a right to education, a decent living, health care and a right to live free from any form of discrimination among others.
Despite the efforts to protect human rights, the hostility toward human rights and those who defend them continues to rise. As a result, this year’s Human Rights Day advocates for everyone to stand up for their rights and those of others civil, economic, political and cultural rights. Additionally, the day aims to enlighten us about how our rights are a foundation of sustainable development and peaceful societies. The day also acknowledges the advocates and defenders of human rights around the world.
The Gabarrón Foundation, founded by celebrated Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron, is partnering with the United Nations to organize the International Art Competition for youth (ages 10-14), Kids4humanrights to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.