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    UNIS/MA/35
    15 November 2013

    Media Advisory

    The United Nations lnformation Service (UNIS) Vienna

    and its Partners:

    This Human World (THW) Film Festival, the City of Vienna andthe Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) in Austria

    invite you to the

    Award Ceremony of the Youth Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2013

     on
    Tuesday 19 November 2013 at 15:00

    at the
    Vienna International Centre (VIC)
    UNIS Cinema Room (G0575)

    Introductory remarks by:

    Janos Tisovszky
    Director, United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna

     Speakers include:

     Ruth Schöffl
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) in Austria

    Annabel Müller
    This Human World Festival (THW) School Project (UNODC)

    The winners of the competition from Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia will be present at the ceremony and are available for interviews.

    Participation requires a VIC grounds pass. Media representatives who wish to attend and who are not accredited to the VIC should contact press@unvienna.org, no later than Monday, 18 November, 12:00

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    Background information:

    The Youth Short Film Competition on Human Rights 2013 invited students between the ages of 10 and 20 in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia to produce a short film of maximum three minutes related to the "Universal Declaration of Human Rights" with a special focus this year on children's rights and children seeking refuge. The competition is organized by the Film Festival on Human Rights "this human world" held annually in Vienna under the auspices of the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) in Vienna and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Austria with the support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Art, Culture and Education.

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    For further information please contact:

    Irene Höglinger-Neiva
    Public Information Officer, UNIS Vienna
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060-4448
    Email: irene.hoeglinger-neiva[at]unvienna.org