December 8, 2021
Each year, UNA-NCA commemorates the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a celebratory event.

In celebrating the 76th anniversary of the United Nations and over 70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UNA-NCA will recognize outstanding individuals and organizations who are working to improve human rights in their communities and around the world.

The 2021 Honorees


Louis B. Sohn Human Rights Award
Professor E. Tendayi Achiume
United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial
Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance

Perdita Huston Human Rights Award
Gayatri Patel
Vice President of External Relations, Women’s Refugee
Commission; Vice Chair of Advocacy, UNA-NCA

F. Allen "Tex" Harris Human Rights Diplomacy Award
Lynn Sicade
Director, Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs, Bureau of
Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, U.S. Department of State

Community Human Rights Award
SMYAL
Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders (SMYAL) creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community.
*Accepted by their Executive Director, Sultan Shakir

Emerging Leader Award
Ryan Kaminski
LGBTQI+ Advisor, Inclusive Development Hub, U.S. Agency for International Development

Event Information

When: Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Where: Zoom

Registration closes at 11:59 pm on 12/7

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