Thursday, November 06, 2008

NHRCK Gwangju Launched Human Rights Theme Hall

Last Friday 31 October 2008, the NHRCK Gwangju regional office launced its Human Rights Theme Hall” in KIM Dae-Jung Convention Center Metro Station to promote the 60th anniversary of the UDHR. Walls and post of the metro station are addorned of posters and colorful photos and installation making it alive and vibrant. There's a video and info kiosk in Korean containing information about the UN and UDHR and the commitment that Korean government had made on international treaties.

Below is a slide show photos of the Metro Staition and a press release from the commission:


Opening Ceremony of “Human Rights Theme Hall” in a Metro Station

The NHRCK Gwangju regional office holds an opening ceremony on “Human Rights Theme Hall” in KIM Dae-Jung Convention Center metro station on October 31, 2008. For the 60th anniversary of the UDHR, Gwangju regional office has promoted to build permanent human rights theme exhibition hall in a metro station to ruminate significance of human rights and to raise human rights awareness in our daily lives.

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Irom Sharmila Video

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