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Rights Fair Held by UNTAC, NGOs

Rights Fair Held by UNTAC, NGOs

Against a backdrop of hot Ghanaian jazz music and drawings by Cambodian children

depicting aspects of human rights, the UNTAC Human Rights Component commemorated

the 44th annual International Human Rights Day with a Human Rights Day Fair.

About 10,000 children age 15 and under contributed their talents to bringing human

rights alive in art, and a grand prize winner will be selected in mid-December by

UNTAC Chief Yasushi Akashi.

The Human Rights Component and a number of NGOs working in human rights in Cambodia,

distributed free information to the fairgoers about protecting, preserving and asserting

basic human rights. The fair was held at the Human Rights Component's headquarters

on Tousamuth Boulevard

"The Universal Declaration of Human Rights spells out the fundamental, inalienable

rights of all members of the human family," said Akashi. "These rights

belong to all people regardless of their race, color, sex, language, religion, national

origin, age, financial, birth or other status."

Ghanaian soldier/musicians wowed the fairgoers with their African-inflected jazz

music.

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