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UN Human Rights Day 2023

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Featuring guest speaker: Prof Renee Jeffery.
Special Guest: Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM

UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights Theme 2023: “Equality, Freedom and Justice for All”
Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a “force for good” translated into more than 550 languages - the most translated in history. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948.

10 December 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of one of the world's most groundbreaking global pledges: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This landmark document enshrines the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. (

Guest Speaker

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Prof Renée Jeffery

Renée Jeffery is a Professor of International Relations at Griffith University, an Australian Research Council Future Fellow, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. Her research focuses on transitional and post-conflict justice in the Asia-Pacific and, more recently, on human rights in Australia’s foreign affairs. Her tenth book, provisionally titled Unity and Prosperity: Human Rights in Australia’s International Relations is forthcoming.


  • Brisbane Combined Union Choir
  • Welcome – Dean of Brisbane Rev Peter Catt
  • Welcome – President Professor Susan Harris Rimmer
  • Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM
  • Guest speaker Professor Renée Jeffrey 
  • Appreciation Clem Campbell OAM 
  • Brisbane Combined Union Choir

Join us, book for 11 December - free event, family & friends welcome.
Arrive at 6 pm for a 6:30 pm start.

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