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Quiz special on the anniversary of the UDHR


1. What turned 60 on 10 December 2008?

A: The Universal Dedication to Human Rights
B: The Human Rights Council
C: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights


2. What is the so-called International Bill of Rights made up of?

A: The UDHR, the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
B: The Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child
C: The Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Geneva Convention


3. Which of the following provisions of the Convention on the Rights of the Child are unique, and cannot be found in any other treaty?

A: The right to rest, leisure and play
B: The right to be free from child labour
C: The right to freedom of association


4. Who said: ""Human rights education is much more than a lesson in schools or a theme for a day; it is a process to equip people with the tools they need to live lives of security and dignity"?

A: Current UNICEF Executive Director Anne Veneman
B: Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan
C: Outgoing US President George W.Bush


5. Who chaired the committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

A: Winston Churchill
B: John F Kennedy
C: Eleanor Roosevelt


6. According to Plan International, how many children are born without birth certificates each year?

A: 50 million
B: 150 million
C: 10 million


7. The UDHR is the...

A: most translated document in the world?
B: heaviest document in the world?
C: most expensively produced document in the world?


8. How old will the Convention on the Rights of the Child be in 2009?

A: 19
B: 20
C: 21


9. Which of the following also happened on 10 December?

A: The United Nations was formerly established (in 1945)
B: The first Nobel Prizes were awarded (in 1901)
C: The 'Child Survival revolution' was born (1982)


10. According to Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, speaking on Human Rights Day, what remains "a core part of the UN's very identity"?

A: The Declaration of Human Rights
B: Attractive, well-built art installations for UN buildings
C: Consensus-building, diplomacy and positive press coverage