The Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS), member of the ALF Jordanian network, received the United Nations Prize for Human Rights for the year 2023, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The news was published on the United Nations websites by Chaba Kuroshi, President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, July 20, at the United Nations building. The center was selected with four winners from among more than 400 nominees for this prestigious award.
Founded in 1999, ACHRS is an independent, regional, scientific, advocacy center for studies, research and training on human rights issues and democracy. The organization has had special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) since 2006.
In pursuit of contributing to the dissemination and understanding of human rights, its work and activities are aimed at strengthening civil society in Jordan and in the Arab region, and at inducing a change to the general level of awareness and sensibility towards human rights and democracy.
The projects carried out by the ACHRS mainly concentrate on training for democracy and human rights as they are closely related and highly complementary. Conducting studies and research to serve as an informational basis is a further means for ACHRS to achieve its goals. While keeping in mind that human rights and democracy are relevant to all segments of society, the organization’s activities mainly focus on women and youth. For more info, check this link.