Kids 4 Human Rights International Drawing Contest

  • Date: 31 October
  • Location: All Locations

What do human rights mean to you? And why should they be respected and defended?
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has teamed up with Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron and the Gabarron Foundation to launch an international drawing contest urging young people to reflect on the importance of human rights.

If you are between 10 and 14 years old, express yourself by taking part in this global art competition to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, one of the most important documents of the 20th century.

Young artists have until 31 October 2023 to submit their artwork. The winners will be announced on 10 December, celebrated worldwide as Human Rights Day.

The Universal Declaration and its 30 Articles, adopted by the United Nations on 10 December 1948, promote basic human rights so every women, man and child on this planet can live and develop in dignity and peace – from the right to life, freedom and security to the right to education and freedom of expression and association, as well as the right to work, equal pay and freedom from all forms of discrimination.

Winners’ creations will be exhibited in various locations before becoming part of the art collection of one of the first museums in the world dedicated to children’s art, set up by the Gabarron Foundation. Headquartered in Valladolid, Spain, the Queen Sofia Children’s Art Museum houses a collection of some 60,000 artwork produced by children all over the world.

Follow the contest on social media using the hashtag: #kids4humanrights | #StandUp4HumanRights

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