Wednesday 12 December 2007

Mary @ 2008 anniversary UN Declaration for Human Rights

Crown Princess Mary has helped mark the coming 60th year of the United Nation's Universal Declaration for Human Rights by appointing Danish ambassadors who will focus on the UN theme of next year being a year of inclusion. After visiting Rådmandsgades School in Nørrebro yesterday Mary attended the launch of the Danish events to mark the Declaration for Human Rights in the afternoon. The program included speeches, music and readings plus the formal appointment of ambassadors for activities in Denmark for next year's anniversary. "We want to put a focus on how we secure equal opportunities for every human being and for everyone to participate on an equal footing. The inclusive society is about diversity and difference as something positive," said Birgitte Kofod Olsen, a director at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.

This piece of jewellery will be a symbol for the theme of inclusion. The 12 ambassadors have been given a special pin, designed by the jeweller Carolina Vallejo, which symbolises the work for inclusion and diversity. The 12 ambassodors received the pin from Crown Princess Mary and during 2008 they will travel around the country to put inclusion on the agenda.

The Ambassadors are:

Uffe Ellemann-Jensen -former foreign minister
Elsebeth Gerner Nielsen - head of Kolding Design School
Peter Mygind - actor
Wood Wood - design group
Hanne Marie Svendsen - author and vice president of Danske PEN (international PEN links)
Kjeld Holm - bishop of Århus Diocese
Helle Brønnum Carlsen - food writer, high school teacher, Ph.D
Gry Möger Poulsen - vice chair Danish High School Students
Ingen Frygt - art trio
Hassan Preisler - actor
Claus Seidel - chairman of Danish newspaper artists/cartoonists
Moayad Fahmi - director of Truemax

Mary Åbner Inklusionsåret (Mary launches Year of Inclusion)
Human Rights Denmark
What is the Danish Institute for Human Rights
Danish Institute for Human Rights News

UN Calls for Respect for Human Rights - To mark Human Rights Day on 10 December, the United Nations kicked-off a year-long campaign leading up to the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in December 2008. The campaign aims to promote the declaration's ideals and principles of justice and equality for everyone...
UN pledges to tackle human rights and wrongs in anniversary year - ...In a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the signing of the universal declaration of human rights in 1948, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the next 12 months would see all UN bodies taking part in a campaign "to promote the declaration's ideals and principles of justice and equality for everyone"...

Søren Steffen's gallery (last 5 pics)

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Blogger Tatiana said...

The Baroness Caroline Fleming is not one of the ambassadors? I thought I saw her name on another article about this.

9:15 pm  
Blogger lotte said...

No she isn't. She is in the news at the moment because she has separated from her husband Rory Flemming (multi-millionaire son of James Bond creator Ian) and Mary visited her new Chelsea apartment in London last Monday with Isabella and Helle Reedtz-Thott.
lotte :)

1:08 pm  

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