To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artist Ai Weiwei created a flag to celebrate universal human rights.

On 24 – 30 June 2019 arts organisations and human rights charities invited people to Fly The Flag for human rights. From the Highlands of Scotland to the coast of Cornwall via cities, towns and villages across the UK, in galleries and theatres, shopping centres and offices, schools and libraries, both physically and online, people came together to celebrate that human rights are for everyone, every day.

You can discover the full programme of events and activities that took place here.

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to design a flag for the 70th anniversary for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As we all come to learn, human rights are the precious result from generation after generation's understanding of the human struggle. I am proud to be a part of this force."
Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei talks about the project

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