As we have reported earlier, more than 15.000 submissions were made to find a universal logo for human rights in an initiative by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cinema for Peace and the German Institute for Human Rights. A Jury comprised of renowned designers, human rights activists and political figures including Mohammad Yunus, Shirin Ebadi and Michael Gorbatschow, as well as Waris Dirie, selected ten designs out of 100 designs picked through an online vote. Ten ten finalists were again presented to the online community, who chose the winning logo.
The Logo was presented by the German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle during the United Nations general Assembly in New York on Friday.
“I would like to thank each and everyone who participated in this contest. The sheer amount of submissions was incredible! There were designs sent in from all over the world and I was very impressed with the variety of the ideas presented”, Waris Dirie said of her role as a member of the jury.
More than 130.000 people voted to choose the winning design. The chosen design was submitted by a graphic designer from Belgrade, Serbia.