Human Rights Ephemerides


“True freedom lies in telling the truth as everyone understands it by respecting the truth of others.” Guillermo Cano Isaza.

Guillermo Cano Isaza (1925-1986) was one of the great references of Colombian journalism in Latin America in the 20th Century. He was murdered on December 17 in 1986, while working as the editor of the daily El Espectador, in front of the paper’s offices by two hitmen linked to Colombia’s drug cartels. Through his work there he denounced on various occasions the influence of drug traffickers in the country’s politics.

Since its creation in 1997, The UNESCO / Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is awarded every 3rd of May on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. The Prize honors a person, organization or institution that has made an outstanding contribution to the defense and/or promotion of press freedom anywhere in the world, especially when this has been achieved in the face of danger.


International Course: “Human Rights as a Universal Ideal: Global Threats and Challenges”

The International Center for the Promotion of Human Rights, UNESCO Category II, presents the first edition of its International Course on Human Rights: “Human Rights as a Universal Ideal: Global Threats and Challenges”. It will take place from Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October 2017 at the historic UNESCO Observatory Villa Ocampo,

The  course registration for the International Course is finalized. Selected participants were contacted by e-mail.

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