60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Released: 26 November 2008

Exhibition in Castleisland Library to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was signed on the 10th December 1948 as an enduring international commitment to human rights. 
On the 60th anniversary year of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Amnesty International has brought together some of the world's foremost children's illustrators to interpret the Declaration's 30 articles.
The result is a stunningly beautiful book, ‘We Are All Born Free’, featuring the work of, among others, Axel Scheffler of Gruffalo fame.   Artists and illustrators from all over the world offer their personal interpretation of the Articles, making them easy to understand for young readers. Children aged 6 and over will take great pleasure in discovering an exceptional illustration as well as a fundamental right on every page they turn.
To further publicise the event, Amnesty International have put together an exhibition, ‘We are all born free’ based on the book.   ‘We are all born free’ is an outstanding and beautiful picture exhibition celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Right which shows us that even the youngest child can understand why human rights are still of crucial importance. It reminds us how much they concern us all, young and old, all over the world.
The Exhibition can be seen in Castleisland Library during the month of December, Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Kerry County Council, Co. Buildings, Rathass, Tralee

Phone: (066) 718 3500     Email: info@kerrycoco.ie

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