Vitit Muntarbhorn from Thailand wins 2004 UNESCO prize for Human Rights Education:
"Director-General of UNESCO Ko?chiro Matsuura has named Professor Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand the winner of the 2004 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education."
Vitit Muntarbhorn, Professor of Law at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, is an expert and consultant for several United Nations organizations. He is also the author of numerous publications and learning tools (including board games with a human rights theme). Since July 2004, he has been the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in the Democratic People´s Republic of Korea.
The UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education, awarded every two years, was established to celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to honour efforts of institutions, organizations or individuals that have made a particularly significant contribution to human rights education and the promotion of human rights.
The award was announced today, Human Rights Day!