Visit the United Nations in Vienna
Human rights interactive tour
The United Nations has a unique mandate from the Member States to promote and protect human rights. The Visitors Service in Vienna offers an interactive human rights tour for young people aged 10-18 years. It aims to offer children and young people a better understanding of the concept of human rights using global examples of human rights protection.
The participants are introduced to the history and importance of human rights. Our experienced guides explain selected rights and fundamental freedoms using games and examples. A game called "Journalist missing" is played in a real refugee tent.
Every participant receives a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights either in English or German. Teachers also receive the current teaching resources on the topic to continue the discussion on human rights at school.
As a part of the tour we also give group leaders one pack of our latest UN Human Rights publications:
Teachers and students are invited to have a look at our tour information leaflet on human rights and discuss it in class.
Reservation and Information
Vienna International Centre
P.O. Box 500, A-1400 Vienna
Tel: (+43-1) 26060-3328
Fax: (+43-1) 26060-5991