Friday, December 10, 2010

Human Rights Day 2010


Today is Human Rights Day
On 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."

It is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December.

To find out more… 

Please watch this AWESOME video for more information.

To read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, click here.

~~It is our duty to ensure that these rights are a living reality -- that they are known, understood and enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. It is often those who most need their human rights protected, who also need to be informed that the Declaration exists -- and that it exists for them.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

What can we do?   Donate (healthy) food to the food bank,  take a minute to be grateful,  write a letter and generally, just "BE THE CHANGE!"

1 comment:

  1. great post, great awareness!

    and lovin' the wintery layout...FUN!

    :)

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