The Expanded Technical Committee for the celebration of International Human Rights Day and the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights took place yesterday at the State Hall, Parliament Building.
The climax of the event was the handing over of a project under which 72 houses in Grafton were refurnished with new tarpaulins to accommodate 360 families; in a bid to restore their human dignity and also attract further assistance. Used clothing would also be handed to the orphanage for retarded children.
As part of yesterday’s celebration, there was a march past in the morning and an indoor program at the State Hall, Parliament Building; whilst a message from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was read and statements also made by Government Officials; Members of the Diplomatic Corps; representatives of Civil Society Organizations and the Human Rights Commission.
A theme song on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights composed by a group of Sierra Leonean Artists was also launched. Cultural performances by various groups and performances by the Milton Margai School for the Blind, climaxed the occasion.