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December 10th, 2006

Human Rights Day

Human rights day

From Human Rights Education Associates:
“On 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has become a universal standard for defending and promoting human rights. Every year on 10 December, Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration. On Human Rights Day it is celebrated around the globe that “All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms”.

This year Human Rights Day focuses on fighting poverty as a matter of obligation, not of charity. Poverty is a cause and a product of human rights violations. It is this double edge that makes poverty probably the gravest human rights challenge in the world.”

-History of Human Rights Day

-The UN’s Thirty Articles of Human Rights can be read here.

-A long list of ideas to promote human rights awareness can be found here.

-More info on human rights can be found here and here.

Posted by Vixen as News at 11:27 PM CST