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10 December 2018 is the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights is collaborating with the Government of South Africa and civil society organizations to commemorate this important anniversary year which coincides with the Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu centenaries as well as the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s Constitution which was signed into law on 10 December 1996.
The 70th anniversary of the UDHR (UDHR70) presents an opportunity to celebrate human rights achievements, address challenges in achieving human rights for all, and encourage new constituencies and audiences to join the human rights movement.� In South Africa, it is an opportunity to commemorate the 70th Anniversary by reflecting on how the UDHR has changed and advanced the human rights landscape in South Africa, including through Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu’s centenary and legacy, and the signing of the Constitution into law on 10 December 1996.� In this regard, a series of commemorative events which will culminate on International Human Rights Day on 10 December which includes the organisation of a high level panel will bring together a wide array of stakeholders in an interactive conversation on what the Universal Declaration of Human Rights means to South Africa as it also celebrates the centenary of its founding father, Nelson Mandela and the mother of the nation, Albertina Sisulu.
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights therfore requires services of a National Consultant to support in the organization of the 2018 campaign to commemorate the UDHR70 and its convergence with the Nelson Mandela and Albertina Sisulu centenaries in South Africa. Attached within this�notice detailed Terms of References and Terms &�Conditions of Individual Consultants.