Monday, December 8, 2008

Wednesday, Dec. 10: Human Rights Day


Wednesday, December 10, is the 60th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Watch this Amnesty International video presentation on the Declaration:




The Declaration, drafted in 1948 just two years after the founding of the UN itself, was the world's first expression of the inalienable rights shared by all, regardless of color or creed, gender or age. It established a common set of standards for human achievement for all people: freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect and shared responsibility. Today, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Declaration is the most translated document in the world, available in some 300 languages. Read the text at http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html.


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