9th Annual International Human Rights Summit

On 7th September 2012, international human rights advocates and members of the diplomatic corps will share the floor with Youth Delegates from all continents working in the field of human rights education.

The Summit is organized by Youth for Human Rights International and the Belgian association Jongeren voor Mensenrechten, and it is sponsored by a number of organizations and NGOs. It follows a proud tradition of bringing youth from around the world together to share, encourage and inspire global peace and tolerance.

The first summit was held in August 2004 at the United Nations Headquarters and UNICEF House in New York. From 2009 to 2011, the summit was successfuly organized in Geneva, home to the UN High Commissioner Office for Human Rights.

This year, we are proud to organize our Summit in the multi-cultural city that is Brussels.

As stated by Mary Shuttleworth, President of YHRI: « The purpose of my organization is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace. »

Thus, education is a key word. And this year’s panel will revolve around the following theme:

How we can create leaders through human rights education

As part of this summit, the Human Rights Advocates Award 2012 Ceremony will be held, acknowledging outstanding contributions in the field of human rights.

Complete agenda to be published later on.

Location: The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi Albert II 5, Brussels.
Date: 7 September 2012

Registration: 9:30am
Event: 10:00am – 5:00pm

As number of places are limited, please register early.