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60 Signers for the UDHR




"60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary" Initiative
for the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative Artwork by Max Dana


An artist and a philanthropist, and founder of the MagkaSama Project, Max Dana has always been a staunch supporter of Human Rights, and she wanted to mark the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 2008. To do so she launched the "60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary" Initiative to support the Every Human Has Rights Campaign (The Elders / CIVICUS).

For several months, Max met with sixty people from the most important organizations in the world (Amnesty International, UNICEF, UNHCR, Human Rights Watch, FIDH...), to volunteers and individuals supporting organizations, as well as committed people (doctors, lawyers...). She also met with the 30 winners of the Internews Every Human Has Rights Media Awards. They all enthusiastically supported Max's initiative and signed the original artwork she created to honor the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Geneviève Garrigos, President of Amnesty International France and partner of the Every Human Has Rights campaign declared:

By marking human rights on every inch of the globe she drew, even on the most remote places in the world, Max Dana enforces the universality of the Declaration of Human Rights on its 60th anniversary.


Katy Cronin, Communications Director, The Elders added:

I am very grateful to Max Dana for her creative and inspiring support for The Elders and the Every Human Has Rights campaign. This artwork is a wonderful reminder that any committed individual can take action to change the world for the better. Thank you Max! And don’t stop now!


Jean-François Julliard, Secretary general, Reporters without Borders - RWB/RSF said:

It is a great initiative and an orignal and creative way to raise awareness on human rights. The universality of Human Rights shouldn't restrain to signers on a map, all the people who signed this art piece should now act and defend Human Rights the best they can.



Signers of the "60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary" Initiative



Mary Robinson

Member of The Elders

Geneviève Garrigos

President of Amnesty International France - AIF

Jean-Marie Fardeau

Paris Office Director, Human Rights Watch - HRW

Jacques Hintzy

President of the French National Committee for UNICEF

Souhayr Belhassen

President of the International Federation for Human Rights - FIDH

Francisco Galindo Velez

UNHCR Representative for France

Jean-François Julliard

Secretary general, Reporters without Borders - RWB/RSF

Stéphane Hessel

Ambassador of France,
Participant in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Pierre Sané

Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO

François Zimeray

Ambassador for Human Rights

Yves Berthelot

President of the World Organization Against Torture - OMCT,
Chairman of the CFSI

Jacky Mamou

President of Collectif Urgence Darfour

Pierre Lévy

Founder and President of Planète Urgence

Internews

The 30 winners of the global 'Every Human Has Rights' Media Awards

Civicus World Alliance For Citizen Participation



Thank you to these prestigious signers and to all the other great, committed people for supporting and promoting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!



60 Signers for the 60th Anniversary Initiative
Ingrid Srinath (left), former secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS with staff members holding Max Dana's -now collective- artwork at the organization's headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. May, 2009



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