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Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Freedom of Association: The double helix of civic space and labour rights

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ILO and OHCHR are organizing an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the ILO Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87). The event aims to inspire more decisive action to preserve and expand both human and labour rights. It will celebrate the contributions of the OHCHR and of the ILO and its tripartite constituents to the promotion of Freedom of Association and related civil liberties for the protection of civic space.


Manuela Tomei
Assistant Director-General, Governance, Rights and Dialogue Cluster
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Nada Al-Nashif
Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Roberto Suárez Santos
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Catelene Passchier
Chairperson, Workers Group of the ILO Governing Body


Professor Evance Kalula
Chairperson, ILO Committee on Freedom of Association

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