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Katara observes UDHR 70th anniversary with art, music.

Tribune News Network Doha THE Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) hosted a number of events to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on Friday and Saturday. The events included folkloric performances from Algeria, China and Macedonia at Katara's Amphitheatre held as part of the Cultural Diversity Festival organised by Katara in cooperation with the UNESCO office in Doha. Additionally, Katara Fine Art Symposium saw the participation of 12 Qataris and one each from Algeria, Iraq, Sudan, Pakistan, Egypt, Syria, Senegal and India. The artists created their paintings on values and principles that form the basis of human rights. The NHRC participated with a number of activities, notably, drawing and colouring activities for children. The Committee also distributed books that contained reports on the unceasing efforts of Qatar in promoting human rights, as well as gifts to the audiences. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights had a children's corner at the event that featured art workshops for children, a playground and a reading area. On the occasion, participants also took pictures with the global hashtags launched by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as Qatar is part of these global celebrations. The audiences actively participated in 'Add Your Voice', where participants were seen recording videos in their native languages while reading a document on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is considered a document that has been translated to 500 languages. Katara is also set to host a concert as part of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrations on Sunday. The concert being organised in cooperation with the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, will be held at Katara's Opera House at 8 pm. A short film prepared by Qatar Foundation for Social Work on the services of Shafallah Center in the field of integrating differently-abled people into society will be screened on the occasion. The concert will be presented by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra featuring eminent musicians like Marcel Khalife, Nasser Sahim, Wael bin Ali and Dana al Fardan.

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Publication:Qatar Tribune (Doha, Qatar)
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Date:Dec 10, 2017
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