The Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade stood up for human rights together with the Swedish indie-rock band Mando Diao.
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Swedish Embassy organized an event to inspire more people to stand up for human rights. The event was arranged right before Mando Diao´s concert that was held on December 7. During the concert Mando Diao also took the opportunity to highlight the importance of human rights.
“It is important to stand up for human rights every day. No one can do everything but everyone can do something to make the world a better place”, said Joachim Wearn, Deputy Head of Mission, at the Embassy of Sweden in Belgrade.
Mando Diao took the message # Standup4humanrights to their concert and dedicated a song to the 70 th Anniversary of Human Rights.
“Do not forget to stand up for human rights, it is very important. I will now sing a peaceful and calm song”, said Mando Diao’s singer Björn Dixgård and performed “Ochrasy “.
The song is about the world outside the window and the message to stand up for human rights was visually supported with flashlights from mobile phones, lighting up the darkness and creating a feeling of solidarity.
By highlighting human rights in combination with music, the message #StandUp4HumanRights reached out to a broader audience. The purpose of the initiative was, as Wearn mentioned, “No one can do everything but everyone can do something to make the world a better place”. If we want to live up to that, the message #StandUp4HumanRights must reach out to more people, preferably to everyone.