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Students Human Rights Conference
11 December 1998

We regret that the webcast of this conference has been pre-empted by the continuation of the General Assembly commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Human Rights


Organized by the Department of Public Information, in association with New York City Board of Education, UNA-USA, The International Bridges Project, The Global Education Motivators, ASPnet/USA, Lift Every Voice, Inc. and over 200 schools worldwide.

10:00 - 11:00 -- Informal consultations

Welcome remarks by Mr. Mian Qadrud-Din, Department of Public Information, United Nations

Conversation with Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel, President, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute and Chair, National Coordinating Committee for UDHR50

11:00 - 12:30 -- Plenary

Opening statement by chairperson of the session
Statements by delegates
Comments by Ambassador H.E. A. Peter Burleigh (USA) and Ambassador H.E. Dr. Makarim Wibisono (Indonesia)
Greetings by Isaac Hayes, recording artist and human rights activist

2:15 -- 3:30 -- Solemn session

Opening statement by chairperson and adoption of the students' declaration

Remarks by Dr. Rudy Crew, Chancellor, Board of Education, New York City

Remarks by Mr. André Flahaut, Minister, Civil Service, Belgium

Statement by the Secretary-General (or his representative)

Statement by Mr. Didier Opertti, President, United Nations General Assembly

Closing statement by session chairman

3:30 - 4:30 -- Cultural Activities

Presentations by two members of Teen Talk Radio (WNYE).