HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS ON 4 MARCH

3 March 2005
Note No. 5923

HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS ON 4 MARCH

03/03/2005
Press ReleaseNote No. 5923

Note to Correspondents

HUMAN RIGHTS EXHIBITION OPENS AT HEADQUARTERS ON 4 MARCH

 

To mark the conclusion of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education (1995-2004) and the launch of the new World Programme for Human Rights Education (2005-2007), the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) are sponsoring the opening of an exhibit by the Armenian artist Yuri Gevorgian in the South Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors’ Lobby on Friday, 4 March.

The exhibit consists of six canvases -- each measuring 6 feet high and 55 inches wide -- and is the largest commissioned stamp art in the UNPA’s history.  The artwork was designed for commemorative stamps dedicated to human rights education and encompasses a variety of themes set forth in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Preamble to the United Nations Charter “to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small”.  The exhibit will be on display in the South Gallery until 31 March.

In conjunction with this exhibit, there will be a reception and dance recital from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the South Gallery.  Statements will be made by Mr. Gevorgian, the artist; Craig Mokhiber, Deputy Director of the New York Office, OHCHR; and Robert Gray, Chief of the UNPA.

For more information about this exhibit, please call Jan Arnesen, Department of Public Information (DPI), at tel.:  (212) 963-8531; Robert Stein (UNPA) at tel.:  (212) 963-4329; or Sharon Brandstein (OHCHR) at tel.:  (212-963-7021) or visit the Web site at www.un.org/events/UNART.

Related Web sites:  Yuri Gevorgian:  www.yurozart.com; LKW Dance Company:  www.lkwdance.com; OHCHR:  www.ohchr.org; UNPA:  www.unstamps.un.org.

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