It’s not International Human Rights Day if there’s no action involved. Celebrate by first becoming aware and then taking action for social justice. We are all human. We all deserve to be respected and treated as humans. Power to the people.
December 10th has served as a day to promote a common standard of international human rights achievement. While this day was first decreed by the UN in 1950, it wasn’t until 1993 at the World Conference on Human Rights that the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action showed the UN was serious about taking action in achieving a common standard of human rights around the world. Ever since, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has been responsible for setting agenda and marking progress towards that goal.
In order to commemorate today, the Huffington Post published the following article with concrete ways that we can all take direct action. Keep these in mind today and everyday as we work to improve our communities globally and locally.
International Human Rights Day, on Dec. 10 commemorates the day when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)…
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