Commissioner Hammarberg pay tribute to Korczak in Warsaw

Shalom Foundation
WARSAW, Pl. Grzybowski 12/16
November 20, at 1 p. m.

Commissioner Hammarberg © Council of EuropeOn International Children's Day, the Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammarberg is organising a lecture on children's rights, and paying tribute to Janusz Korczak's achievements. [Photo © Council of Europe]

Already last year, on the same Universal Children's Day, the Commissioner Hammarberg had organized a ceremony in memory of Janusz Korczak at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, with the presence of the Permanent Representative of Poland to the Council of Europe, Mr. Piotr Świtalski.

"The life of Janusz Korczak, his work and his solidarity with children are permanent lessons on how to practice the rights of the child. It has taught us to listen to children and to allow them to contribute to society", stated the Commissioner.

It is an important political act that the repeated tributes of the Commissioner for Human Rights of Council of Europe makes in relation to defend the rights of the child and to explain their relevance and importance to adults and institutions in the fields of prevention of violence and education. With reference to the Korczak international movement as for those who know the commitment of Janusz Korczak throughout his life.

The Commissioner for Human Rights is an independent institution within the Council of Europe, mandated to promote the awareness of and respect for human rights in 47 Council of Europe member states.
The press release and the Commissioner's speech will be posted on its website :

Fundacja Shalom:
Pl. Grzybowski 12/16, 00-104 Warszawa, Tel. 022 620 30 36/37

• 20/11/06 at Strasbourg, the first Korczak ceremony in the Council of Europe
• More on Janusz Korczak : In English : - In Polish :
In french :

Aucun commentaire: