Mrs. Mary Robinson. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 1997 – 2002
More than 10 years of a tight partnership…
More than 10 years of a tight partnership and fruitful collaboration with 5 High Commissioners for Human Rights. The creation of a global communication tool dedicated to the Defense of Life has thus clearly elicited a great deal of engagement from various persons.
The premises of « CyberDodo©, the Defender of Life » represent over tens years of engagement with one simple question : How to explain the UN International Convention on the Rights of the Child to children in a way that is immediately comprehensible to them ? Did a viable tool already exist ?
Our investigation began with the most exhaustive research possible to determine already existent resources, then proceeded to intense analyses with children, parents, psychologists, educators and other experts – what was the best way to make the message of the Convention accessible to children ?
The ambitious scope of the project was clear : as only one Convention serves the entire world, so should one tool suffice to inform all children of their rights - but no such tool existed!
It was with this project in hand that we were to meet Mrs. Mary Robinson, High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997 to 2002, and propose a partnership with the OHCHR involving the future series « CyberDodo© and the Rights of the Child ».
The proposal of a partnership was enthusiastically embraced by Mrs. Robinson and we hereby once again express our sincere gratitude. An intense collaboration with the Committe on the Rights of the Child followed, said committee approving the set of scripts which served as the solid base for the production of a number of animated cartoons.
Video of Mrs. Robinson and « CyberDodo© »
Then September 11, 2001 happened… and the conditions of production were completely disrupted - the planning that had been drawn up by the « CyberDodo© » Team for over 4 years had to be completely reorganized…