High Commissioner for Human Rights and UNESCO reinforce cooperationParis – The High Commissioner for Human Rights, Sergio Vieira de Mello, and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura signed a memorandum of understanding reinforcing cooperation between the two organizations in Paris today.
According to the memorandum, this initiative is “inspired by the reform process of the United Nations system launched by the UN Secretary-General, which emphasizes the centrality of human rights in all activities of the system”. The text stresses “that the principle of non-discrimination is the cornerstone for the recognition and protection of the dignity of all members of the human family” and recognizes “that extreme poverty is a flagrant violation of human rights and a denial of human dignity.”
|Source||Press Release N° 2003-08|
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|Publication Date||05 Feb 2003|