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Access to cultural heritage as a human right

Consultation organized by the Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights, Ms. Farida Shaheed

Palais des Nations, Room XXI
10 February 2011

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has the honour to invite all United Nations Member States, international agencies, intergovernmental organizations, national human rights institutions and non-governmental organizations to attend a public consultation organized by the Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights, Ms. Farida Shaheed, on “Access to cultural heritage as a human right”.

The Independent Expert’s annual report to the Human Rights Council, to be presented in June 2011, will be devoted to the issue of “Access to cultural heritage as a human right”. The consultation will complement the questionnaire on access to cultural heritage sent to all stakeholders. It will provide an opportunity for States, intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions and other interested stakeholders to contribute their views.

Logistical Information

The consultation will take place in Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, Room XXI, on 10 February 2011, from 10 am to 1 pm, and if necessary, from 3 to 6 pm. 

There will be simultaneous interpretation into English, French and Spanish.

If you do not have a badge to enter the Palais des Nations, please send an email message to ieculturalrights@ohchr.org indicating that your name should be placed on the list with Security. Please ensure additional time to obtain accreditation.

For further information or clarification please contact the address below:

Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights
OHCHR – Palais Wilson United Nations Office at Geneva
CH 1211 Genève 10 Switzerland
Telephone: + 41 2 917 92 54
Fax: +41 22 917 90 06
Email: ieculturalrights@ohchr.org

 
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