70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

December 10, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To celebrate this day there are a range of events and activities at libraries across Australia. 

These include:

  • State Library of New South Wales, Human Rights Lecture, the Honourable John Dowd AO QC, President, International Commission of Jurists on 6 December 2018,
  • State Library of Queensland, Sustainable Development Community Awards 2018, and presentation by Associate Professor Susan Harris-Rimmer, Griffith University both on 10 December 2018,
  • State Library of Western Australia, discussion of the 70th anniversary, speakers include a representative from the Western Australia state government and human rights lawyer Hannah McGlade on 10 December 2018,
  • National Library of Australia, public forum featuring speakers from the ACT Human Rights Commission, the UN Information Office, Amnesty International and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights on 10 December 2018.

ALIA CEO Sue McKerracher explained: “We have built a relationship with the UN Association of Australia through ALIA’s work on the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and we were pleased to put UNAA in touch with libraries for this special day. What better place to host a celebration of human rights than our State and National Libraries?”

For more information about the anniversary please see the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions guide to celebrating the day.

About the Australian Library and Information Association

The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) is the professional organisation for the Australian library and information services sector.

With 5,000 members across Australia, we provide the national voice of the profession in the development, promotion and delivery of quality library and information services, through leadership, advocacy and mutual support. www.alia.org.au


Karolina Firman, Communications Officer. Karolina.Firman@alia.org.au


Tuesday 27 November 2018 11:00am