The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – and as relevant today as it was on the day that it was proclaimed.
To highlight what the Universal Declaration means for people in their everyday lives, UN Human Rights launched a year-long campaign that will culminate in the occasion of the Declaration’s 70th anniversary celebration on 10 December 2018.
The Museum of Freedom and Tolerance is partnering with the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) to present an online exhibition of photographs and artworks based on their 2018 Yolande Frank Art Awards. These awards honour the memory of Holocaust survivor Yolande Frank, who had a passion to ensure that children understood the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Corpus Christi student Lloniq Lai, about her artwork “Tree of Humankind” represented in this exhibition.
“My artwork is about the ignorance of society towards the poor and needy. Though we acknowledge them we ignore their presence in society. Contrasting gloomy hues of blue in the edges and brightened highlighted points form a vanishing point amplifying the faces of the ignored. ”
More about this exhibition can be found at www.mftwa.org.au/our-projects/picture-human-rights-2018/