The Gabarrón Foundation, founded by celebrated Spanish artist Cristobal Gabarron, is partnering with the United Nations Information Service in Geneva and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights to organize the International Drawing Competition for youth (ages 10-14) Kids4humanrights to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Mr Gabarrón has worked several times with the United Nations. In 2015, his sculpture “Universe of Light” was inaugurated in Central Park in New York City to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. The sculpture then travelled to Geneva, where it was on exhibit from October to December 2016, promoting human rights and the values of tolerance and acceptance. Indeed, Mr. Gabarrón attaches a lot of importance in sharing values through his artwork, such as education, humanity and freedom. The artist’s artwork is vivid, colorful and full of hope. It talks to children and the artist participates in educating them through the medium of art and the transmittal of values.
Previously, in 2011, the Gabarrón Foundation had worked with the UN Forum on Forests to organize a global art competition on the theme of forests.
About the United Nations Information Service in Geneva
The United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Geneva ensures the United Nations get its message out to audiences throughout Switzerland and the world. Operating at the heart of one of the world’s humanitarian hubs and the home of the Human Rights Council, UNIS Geneva serves the UN’s second largest duty station by providing a comprehensive range of public information and media services. It informs daily about the UN’s and Geneva's unique role in promoting peace, rights and well-being by reaching out to the media and educational institutions, and works closely with the UN system, permanent missions, civil society, the private sector and others. It is part of the global network of 63 United Nations Information Centres, which are key to the Organization’s ability to share the United Nations story with the world’s peoples and in their own languages.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world's commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. We have a unique mandate from the international community to promote and protect all human rights. The High Commissioner for Human Rights spearheads the United Nations' human rights efforts. We offer leadership, work objectively, educate and take action to empower individuals and assist States in upholding human rights. This year, we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.