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New partnership with United Nations’ Human Rights Office

The Wikimedia Foundation and the United Nations’ Human Rights Office (OHCHR) are partnering to support the creation of human rights-related content on Wikimedia sites.

This partnership came about because of the work of Wikimedia Argentina, an independent affiliate organization. Their WikiDerechosHumanos project has been expanding Wikimedia’s human rights-related holdings for several years now, and they piloted this new initiative at a Buenos Aires edit-a-thon with volunteer editors and UN officials in July. Wikimedia Argentina will be taking a lead role in promoting and facilitating this wider partnership to take it to a global scale.