Berlin – German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, together with jury members Waris Dirie and Erik Spiekermann officially opened the competition for an international human rights logo at a press conference in Berlin today. The competitions is open for applications until July 31, 2011. The goals is to find a universal and internationally recognised logo for human rights, comparable to the peace sign, which is understood all around the world.
The submissions will be presented to a prominent jury of human rights activists like Waris Dirie as well as designers, who will chose a winner to be presented at the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2011. „We are looking looking for a beautiful symbol that you will worship like the sun“, Waris Dirie said during the press conference.