Human Rights Day celebrated by UNESCO ASPnet Cyprus - Simultaneous Flashmobs in Nicosia , Limassol, and Larnaka

6 December 2014

The  UNESCO ASPnet Schools  was  also  actively participating  this year  in the celebration of the International  Human  Rights  Day, organizing in  cooperation with  the NGO  “Youth  for  Exchange  and  Understanding  Cyprus”   (YEU  Cyprus),  simultaneous  flashmobs  in three cities: Nicosia, Limassol and  Larnaka.

In an  effort  to  sensitise  their  fellow citizens  as  regards  their  respect  of  the  human  rights  and  the  fundamental  freedoms,  such  as  the  right  to  freedom  of  opinion  and  expression,  the  students  of  UNESCO ASpnet network in Nicosia  (Dianellou  and  Theodotou  Gymnasium,  Latsia  Gymnasium,  Faneromeni Gymnasium,  Kykkos  A’  Lyceum,  Pancyprian  Gymnasium),  presented  at  the  capital’s largest mall,  on  Saturday,  6th  December  2014,  a  flashmob  which  was  created  and  taught  by  the  choreographers  Natasa  Lambitsi   (Council  Member  of  the  YEU  Cyprus)  and  Elena  Yiannaki.

At  the  same  time,  in  Limassol, member schools of the network  (Agios  Ioannis  Lyceum,  Apostles  Peter  and  Paul  Lyceum,  Laniteio  Lyceum, Regional  Lyceum  of  Apostles  Lucas  in  Kolossi and ΙΒ Laniteio Primary School) made their  own  presentation  and  distributed  informative  brochures.  In  Larnaka,  the  event  took place in  Ermou  Square with  the  participation  of  the  Evriviadeio  Gymnasium  and  Agios  Georgios  Lyceum.

The UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network has  been  operating  in  Cyprus  since  the  school  year  1969 - 1970,  under  the  auspices  of  the  Ministry  of  Education  and  Culture,  including  21  public  and  private  schools  from  primary  and  secondary  education.  Schools  work  in  a  variety of  ways  aiming  at  the  promotion  of  the  UNESCO’s goals and ideals,  especially  in  the  domains  related  to  the  development  of  literature,  arts  and  sciences,  the  natural  environment,  the  cultural heritage  and  the  human  rights.  For further  information:  www.unesco.org.cy

The  nongovernmental,  nonprofit  organization   “Youth  for  Exchange  and  Understanding  Cyprus”   (YEU Cyprus)  started  its operation  in  1995,  aiming  at  bringing  into  cooperation  and  improving  the  understanding  among  young  people,  with  the  exchange  of  information,  experiences  and  ideas.  It  is  one  of  the  biggest  organisations  in  Cyprus,  with  about  1.000  members,  which  organizes  and  carries  out  educational  programmes  on  various  topics  and  makes  exchanges  of  young  people,  aiming  at  sensitizing  young  people  and  developing  their  skills.  The  methodology  followed  for  the  activities  is  mainly  based  on  non-formal  education.  For further information:  http://www.yeucyprus.org

Every  year,  Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world on 10 December, in commemoration of the signing of the Universal Declaration of  the Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. The  aim  of  its  establishment  is  the  sensitization  of  the  states  and  the  citizens  for  the  right  of  all  people  to  appeal  for  all  the  personal,  civic,  civil,  financial  and  social  rights  and  all  the freedoms  proclaimed  by  the  Declaration,  without   absolutely  any  discrimination,  especially  as  regards  the  race,  the  colour,  the  sex,  the  language,  the  religion,  the  beliefs,  the  ethnic  or  social  origin,  the  wealth,  the  birth  or  any  other  situation. 




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