Doha 07 Dec 2017 (Katara)
Celebrating 70th anniversary of the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights’, Katara Cultural Village Foundation in collaboration of UN High Commission for Human Rights and National Human Rights Committee of Qatar, has arranged three days long diversified events and activities from 08-10 Dec. 2017.
The events cover a wide array of entertaining and informative segments suitable for all ages including Workshops for children, a series of games, a wall expressing human rights perspectives.
In addition, the Cultural Diversity Festival will organize traditional performances from China, Algeria, and Macedonia as well as Katara fine Art Symposium, which is sought to entail 20 artists from Qatari nationals and expatriates.
A concert will be held with the participation of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra which is scheduled to take place on Sunday, the 10th of December.
Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, Director General, Katara Cultural Village Foundation said ‘ Katara will embrace this celebration which stems from its conscious vision of the close connection between culture and cases of rights and freedom. The Cultural Village also strongly believes that human cultural rights constitute an asset and a qualitative addition to human rights. In addition, Katara seeks to promote human rights awareness, the spirit of cooperation and tolerance, the culture of law, spread peace and freedom among peoples, and attain a unique cultural identity for each society.
Dr. AlSulaiti said that Katara through its diverse and continuous activities provide a vase array of opportunities for fruitful dialogue and useful cultural interaction, and provides a rich platform for human communication between peoples, in an atmosphere of freedom that is vital in cultural, artistic and creative activity.
Mrs. Maryam bint Abdullah Al-Attiyah, Secretary General, National Human Rights Committee said that the committee always seeks in its various activities to strengthen its partnerships and cooperate with them to achieve mutual goals. The celebration of the International Human Rights Day with Katara and the United Nations Office for Training and Documentation comes within the framework of a series of cooperation and abundant experiences in spreading and establishing a human rights culture in our social environment.
George Abu Al-Zulf, Director, United Nations Human Rights Training and Documentation Center for South-West Asia and the Arab Region, expressed his utmost happiness to hold the event in cooperation with the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara and National Human Rights Committee, which purely reflects the genuine interest of these institutions in the values contained in the universal declaration, which urges the promotion of the values of equality, justice, freedom and tolerance.
Abu Al Zulf also called on all citizens and residents of the State to visit Katara Amphitheatre open daily for the public for three days, from Friday, December 8 – 10, between 4 pm to 9 pm.