Press Release

Council of Europe Office in Georgia

26, Kakabadzeebi Brothers street, 0108 Tbilisi, Georgia
Tel.: +995 32 291 38 70 / 71 / 72 / 73
Fax: +995 32 291 38 74
E-mail: informtbilisi@coe.int
www.coe.ge

 
   
10.12.13
Celebration of International Human Rights Day..

To celebrate the International Human Rights Day on 10 December, the Council of Europe Office in Georgia, the EU Delegation to Georgia, the Embassies of Sweden, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United States of America, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, as well as the Office of High United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights, the Public Defender’s Office and the Eurasia Partnership Foundation invite you to a fair to celebrate Georgia’s diversity and highlight issues facing various minority groups residing in Georgia. The fair will held at the Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art (27 Rustaveli Avenue), from 17:00 until 19:00 and will be followed by a reception. 

Local human rights defenders and civil society organizations (CSOs) that work on non-discrimination issues and the protection of minority rights, will participate in the fair. In addition, attendees will have a unique opportunity to hear personal stories of what it is like to live in Georgia from representatives of minority groups or participating CSO representatives.

 

International Human Rights Day in Georgia is devoted to “Celebrating Georgia’s Diversity: Human Rights for All, on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the entry into force of the European Convention on Human Rights, the landmark international human rights treaty, which has allowed countless Europeans to find justice and have their basic human rights upheld.

 

For further information, please contact Nino Sutidze, Program Associate at Eurasia Partnership Foundation. E-mail: nsutidze@epfound.ge; phone: +995.32.225.39.42/43. 

 

 

For more information see: www.coe.int  / www.coe.ge

 
A political organisation set up in 1949, the Council of Europe works to promote democracy and human rights continent-wide. It also develops common responses to social, cultural and legal challenges in its 47 member states.



Council of Europe Office in Georgia