Human Rights Symbol
The governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, Germany, Mauritius, Senegal, Singapore, and Uruguay launched a worldwide competition for the creation of a universally recognized human rights logo that people everywhere could display and share. Fifteen thousand entries came from, demonstrating that people everywhere are committed to the ideals enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The winner was graphic designer Predrag Stakic of Serbia, whose exquisite design is a mix of two symbols: a bird and a hand. “Human rights are the greatest human invention in history,” Stakic told reporters. “If we don’t understand, respect, protect, and fight for human rights, we don’t deserve to be called human.”
We love Stakic’s wonderful blend of the dove of peace and the human hand that symbolizes action. His creation is a perfect symbol, and we are delighted to help spread its use around the world.