Thursday, December 10, 2009

December 10th is the 61 anniversary of the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights

December 10, 1948 - The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories." Since 1950 the anniversary of the declaration has been known as Human Rights Day.

You can read more about the Universal Declaration Of Human Rights at Wikipedia by clicking here.
You can learn more about the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is doing to advocate, educate, and implement Human Rights around the world by clicking here.

1 comment:

  1. I attended a potluck dinner where we yearly honor the UN Declaration. While the group was small this year because of a storm it was great to see old friends and meet new people with the concerns of human rights.