Thursday, December 10, 2009

Today: World Human Rights Day

What are you doing today to mark Human Rights Day? If you haven't before, I would recommend reading the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on Dec. 10, 1948. The focus of the day this year is a beautiful one: non-discrimination. The UN site has suggestions on how to get involved (I love the idea of a community or school or workplace declaring that it is a "discrimination-free" zone!).

For more reading:
  • "Heyllo! My name is Anca, and I started One Day for Human Rights." (link)
  • Guest post on UN Dispatch by Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights:(link)
  • Editorial on Voice of America News, "Human Rights Day 2009 - Discrimination" (link)
  • "Secretary Clinton Honors Champions of Human Rights: Marks International Human Rights Day" (link)
  • Candid Minds blog (link)

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