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Speak Up, Stop Discrimination, Human Rights Day 2010

Human Rights Day 2010 Events

New York

Ky-Mani Marley performs his father Bob Marley's song "Get Up, Stand Up" at the UN Human Rights Day 2010 commemoration in New York

“Get Up, Stand Up, Speak Up - Stop Discrimination”
Thursday, 9 December, 2010
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Featuring music by Ky-Mani Marley, including Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up"

Ford Foundation Auditorium, East 43rd Street (between First and Second Avenues), New York.

Human rights activists on the frontline discuss efforts to combat discrimination in all its forms.

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Friday, 10 December, 2010
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Palais des Nations, Geneva.

A lecture and discussion with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and everyday human rights defenders will focus on grassroots efforts under way around the world to speak out and stop discrimination.

Featuring a musical performance by Angolan opera singer, Nelson Ebo.

Events around the world

United Nations offices around the world partnered with civil society organisations, governments and academic institutions to commemorate Human Rights Day 2010 through a range of events.

Examples include: a testimony event in Brazzaville, Congo, featuring human rights defenders sharing their stories; drama presentations on human rights defenders in Lusaka, Zambia; and a roundtable discussion on household employee rights in Rabat, Morocco. Read more about events around the world.

Watch this space for further updates…

Want to host your own event? See some ideas here.