VIENNA, 27 November 2023 – Each year, December 10th is the global observance of Human Rights Day. As we countdown to the landmark 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations family in Vienna has partnered with INFOSCREEN to deliver messages about the importance of human rights in Austrian public transport from November 27 to December 10.
Through facts, figures and interactive quizzes, the campaign aims to encourage passengers to reflect on the aspirations and accomplishments that have resulted from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By highlighting practical examples from UN entities, international organizations and city institutions, the hope is to stimulate discussions on the enduring significance of human rights principles in today’s world.
Earlier this year, we commemorated the 30th anniversary of the Vienna Conference, a programme of action which, building on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948, contributed significantly to the advancement of human rights in various domains. As we celebrate the 75 years of its influence, we recognize with the slogan “Dignity, Freedom & Justice for All” the indivisibility and universality of human rights and the importance of promoting it further while looking to the future.
People inspired to take action can join our Here and Now campaign and tell us about a place connected to one of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and why it is important to them.
The current campaign is part of a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about human rights and has received support and input from multiple entities from the United Nations family in Vienna and partners, including the Austrian Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs, the Human Rights Office of the City of Vienna and the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency. Participating cities in Austria include Vienna, Graz, Linz, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Wels, Eisenstadt and Bregenz. The campaign material will also be featured in public transport systems by See & Go in Slovakia, and by MediaMotion in Hungary.