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HRD2011LogoHave you got a question about human rights? Join in a live conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on Friday, 9 December 2011, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CET: Paris, Rome, Geneva…)


Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and YOU.


On the eve of Human Rights Day 2011, please join in a global conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, streamed live on UN webcast, Facebook and Twitter.

At the end of an extraordinary year for human rights, when millions of people took to the streets to demand that their rights be upheld and their voices heard, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights wants to hear YOUR voice and YOUR questions on human rights.

Join in to ask the UN’s human rights chief any questions you have about human rights, for instance:

  • What is the UN doing about indigenous peoples’ rights?
  • Do I have a right to clean water?
  • What can I do if human rights are being violated in my country?
  • Can social media help me achieve my rights?


This is your chance to learn more, get answers and tell others about human rights.
After all, they’re YOUR rights. Know them, demand them, defend them.



Questions must be limited to 140 characters (even if they’re not sent via Twitter!)

Post your questions on Twitter using #AskRights or via Facebook in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish before or during the live event. Questions in Chinese can also be submitted via Weibo.

Watch the event live on UN Webcast and Facebook in English, with Arabic and Chinese simultaneous interpretation.

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The United Nations team brings together 26 specialised agencies, funds and programmes spanning the development, humanitarian and human rights work of the UN. The team works to build understanding and support for UN system activities within the EU institutions and amongst a wider public in Europe.