Report of the NGO conference on human rights, Geneva, 6-9 December 1983

The Geneva Special NGO Committee on Human Rights held a Conference on 6-9 December 1983 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, to mark the 35th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Conference was attended by 163 members of 31 international NGO’s and 18 national NGO’s , including participants from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North, Central and South America, as well as from Europe. Diplomatic representatives of more than 20 Permanent Missions to the UN in Geneva also attended as guests.

The purpose of the Conference was to consider developments since 1988 in standard setting and implementation of human rights, to compare expectations with the present reality, to identify obstacles to a better achievement, and to propose new fields and modes of action.

ngo conference on human rights-conference report-1983-eng (full text in English, PDF)


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