Belarusian human rights defenders received a UN human rights award

On July 20th, the President of the UN General Assembly announced the winners of the prestigious United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights for 2023. This year, there are five winners: the Human Rights Center Viasna, Julienne Lusenge from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies from Jordan, Julio Pereyra from Uruguay, and the Global Coalition of civil society organizations, Indigenous Peoples, social movements, and local communities.

The winners’ dedication speaks to the universal nature of human rights at a critical time. The award conveys the message of admiration for all civil society actors that with their work contribute to the promotion, protection, and advancement of human rights, said Mr. Kőrösi, the President of the General Assembly.

The award ceremony for the 2023 Prize will take place at UN Headquarters in New York in December 2023, as part of activities to commemorate Human Rights Day.
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