Human Rights Day 2022

20 November 2022

UNA NZ will be marking the 74th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 7th Anniversary of the Agenda for 2030 Sustainable Development with a seminar entitled: "Human Rights Day 2022 - The Refugee Crisis as a Human Rights Crisis". This event honours the memory of John Morgan from UNA NZ. The seminar will be held on the 8th of December 

The seminar will address the themes of:

- the refugee crisis 

- Is prejudice and racism adding to the refugee crisis?

- What can we do as a society and as individuals to find solutions to the crisis; is New Zealand doing enough? 

The event will be held at the Beehive Theatrette in the New Zealand Parliament Buildings on Thursday 8 December. Light refreshments will be served following the event. Tickets can be purchased at:

The event will feature several excellent and knowledgeable speakers. The host and keynote speaker will be MP Ibrahim Omer and he will be joined by Rachel O’Connor (Chief Executive of English Language Partners New Zealand and previous lead advisor to the Race Relations Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission), Murdoch Stephens (the driving force behind the “Double the Refugee Quota” campaign and Senior Research Fellow with the University of Auckland's Centre for Asia Pacific Refugee Studies) and Ali Muhammad, who came to New Zealand as a refugee and works today to enable opportunities for youth from refugee backgrounds to thrive. 

Karim Dickie, the Acting President of UNA NZ, will chair and Dr Marnie Lloydd, Lecturer at the School of Law of Victoria University of Wellington, whose principal field of expertise is international law related to armed conflict and the protection of civilians, will moderate the seminar. 

The seminar will be an informative and thought-provoking call to action, so get your tickets soon!

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