The results of the creative work contest “Human Rights are…” have been summarized. The objective of the contest arranged by UN Office in Belarus in partnership with Belarusian Helsinki Committee NGO was to enlarge knowledge and understanding by children and youths of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights provisions as well as values and principles of respect and protection of human rights enshrined in this document. The contest participants were proposed to continue the phrase “Human Rights are…” using artistic means.
The contest prize–winners are: Christina Baranovskaya, Margarita Gordei and Olga Chekun, students of Gantsevichi grammar school, and their consultant, history teacher Nadezhda Petruchenya; Natalia Derman, student of finance and law faculty of Baranovichi State University; Elena Lobanova, student of international relations faculty of Belarusian State University; Darya Minina, student of second form “A” of Minsk secondary school No 213; Irina Nechai, student of fourth form “B” of Novogrudok secondary school No 4; Ulyana Skobla from out–of–school center “Pramen” in Grodno.
The awarding ceremony was held on 16 February on the anniversary day of the creation of the UN Human Rights Commission. The winners’ works will be published in form of posters, and will be put on the website of the UN Office in Belarus (www.un.by) and Belarusian Helsinki Committee (www.belhelcom.org).