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Celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Adopted by the United Nations in 1948, the UDHR set out a global standard of human rights, witness to the humanitarian devastation and tragedy of two World Wars. They affirm that fundamental human rights are to be universally protected. At the heart of this document is the recognition that health and access to adequate care, is central to the well being of all human beings. This is a sentiment also echoed in the 1948 Constitution of the World Health Organization. Joining us for a discussion on access to health as a human right will be United Nations Foundation Vice President, Kate Dodson.
Kate Dodson is the Vice President for Global Health at the United Nations Foundation. In this role, Kate works to ensure that the UN Foundation is delivering on its commitments to address the health-related Sustainable Development Goals, and builds synergies with UN agencies and other key multilateral partners. In its global health work, the UN Foundation worked to support UN agencies and partners that deliver vital health services to people around the world, including campaigns to vaccinate children against measles, polio, and other diseases, family planning services, and millions of anti-malaria bed nets. Increasingly, we focus on supporting the work of the World Health Organization and others to prepare for pandemics, tackle antimicrobial resistance, and strengthen global systems to provide Universal Health Coverage, to ensure we reach the most vulnerable.