The people who change the world

Protestors with a sign saying "not afraid"
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Welcome to a celebration of human rights defenders and what we all can do to promote positive change!

Time: 15 May 2023 15:00 - 16:30 CEST
Place: Norwegian Nobel Institute

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders, as well as the 75th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights. To mark this important milestone, we have invited Mary Lawlor, who is the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders. She will share success stories of human rights defenders through the last 25 years and discuss the way forward with young activists.

The event is co-organised with Norwegian Human rights fund and FN-sambandet.

The event is part of the series Nobel Peace Talks, highlighting topics related to the Nobel Peace Prize to Ales Bialiatski, Memorial and Center for Civil Liberties. Nobel Peace Talks is supported by Fritt Ord, Hydro and Reitan Retail.