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Jewish Women on the Map - United Nations Headquarters

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United Nations Headquarters
United Nations Plaza
10017 New York, NY
United States

On this site on June 21, 2004, Human rights activist Felice Gaer gave a speech entitled "Unlearning Intolerance: Anti-Semitic Incidents Are Not Hooliganism—They Are Human Rights Abuses; The United Nations Should Address Them As Such" at the United Nations Conference on Anti-Semitism.  Ms. Gaer is the Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and a member of the UN's Committee Against Torture.  She concluded her speech by saying, "In short, for Jews and everyone else - your rights are human rights, and human rights are universal."

See also: This Week in History, June 21

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Jewish Women's Archive. "United Nations Headquarters." (Viewed on April 16, 2014) <http://jwa.org/onthemap/united-nations-headquarters>.