'The 75' will showcase 75 sports stars and their commitment to human rights in the countdown to the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - the foundation of the international human rights system - on 10 December 2023.
In the 75 days leading up to International Human Rights Day, CSHR, together with the UN Human Rights Office, will publish 75 short social media videos from athletes who have spoken out on social issues and human rights, or have demonstrated in other ways their commitment to human rights - through their foundations, NGOs, or support for UN causes.
The campaign - launching 26 September 2023 - will be a collection of 75 different ways to explain what human rights are and why they are important. The aim is to make the concept of human rights accessible, easy to understand and connected with everyone’s daily lives.
CSHR CEO Mary Harvey said: "We’re proud to partner with the United Nations Human Rights Office to showcase the many ways athletes promote human rights through their activism. The 75 will feature athletes from all over the world, from many sports and disciplines. We hope it contributes to making human rights accessible and relevant for the next generation".
About the Centre for Sport and Human Rights
Launched in June 2018, CSHR works towards a world of sport that fully respects human rights by sharing knowledge, building capacity, and strengthening the accountability of all actors in the sport ecosystem through collective action. The Centre’s First Patron is Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland and former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
About the United Nations Human Rights Office
The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights) is the leading UN entity on human rights. We represent the world's commitment to the promotion and protection of the full range of human rights and freedoms set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both the High Commissioner and the Office have a unique role to promote and protect all human rights, help empower people, assist governments and inject a human rights perspective into all UN programmes.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 75 this December. We’ve asked 75 athletes around the 🌍 to share what it means to them.— Centre for Sport & Human Rights (@SportandRights) September 26, 2023
Michelle Moganedi @amawheelaBBall🇿🇦 player explains the importance of a life worth living.@UNHumanRights#HumanRights75 | #TogetherForBetter pic.twitter.com/A7lKKPJ5OZ