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50 Years of Human Rights Covenants

We hard-coded a robust, interactive website that could be fully accessible across all devices and bandwidth to showcase the myriad accomplishments of a world-leading human rights organization.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) needed a website to celebrate the 50th anniversary of two historical covenants.

The website had to be targeted to both the public and OHCHR field presences and partners, and it needed to be accessible on any device from anywhere in the world. That included cutting-edge, high-speed smartphones as well as antiquated dial-up, low-bandwidth desktops in remote areas and everything in-between. The solution was to hard code the site in basic HTML, page by page, providing alternate text for images and other accommodations for visually impaired audiences.

The site’s initial objective was to provide information about the campaign and how to get involved, including resources that partners can use to support the campaign. The site also featured human stories surrounding the covenants, and links to the International Bill of Rights.

We added an interactive quiz that dispels various human rights myths and further engages the audience. The quiz asks a series of multiple-choice questions, some based on fundamental human rights cases, and players must decide if a human rights violation truly exists in the scenario and why. Points are earned with each question and the game concludes by awarding the player a title that can be shared on social media, encouraging others to learn more through the power of play, engagement, and fun.

The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) represents the world’s commitment to universal ideals of human dignity. Their unique mandate from the international community is to promote and protect all human rights. They also support the work of the United Nations human rights mechanisms, including the treaty bodies established to monitor State Parties’ compliance with the core international human rights treaties and the Special Procedures of the Human Rights Council. OHCHR, promotes the right to development, coordinates United Nations human rights education and public information activities, and strengthens human rights across the United Nations system. They work to ensure the enforcement of universally recognized human rights norms, including promoting the universal ratification and implementation of the major human rights treaties and respect for the rule of law.