" Around the World , for Peace and Human Rights " will draw a line from North to South and East to West. It is one of the my last dream which give me opportunity to meet 1000 of young mind who want to change the world and make a better place to live. I will reach 100 countries across globe and organise at least 50 workshops/interactive session in each country based on UN Declaration of Human Rights 1948 (www.youthforhumanrights.org ) . This will also full fill one of the goal of MDG.
"If you want peace, work for justice." - Henry Macken"
The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948.
We urge all member countries to follow the wishes of the General Assembly and cause the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 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.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Abridged version
About the United Nations Universal
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was created by the United Nations in 1948. The United Nations came into being in 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. Today there are 192 countries that are part of the United Nations.
Because the purpose of the United Nations is to bring peace to all nations of the world, a committee of persons headed by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the President of the United States from 1933-1945, wrote a special document which "declares" the right that everyone in the entire world should have - the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Where do universal rights begin?
"In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."
- Eleanor Roosevelt,
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Articles Adapted from the
The following is an abridged version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1948.
Although the Declaration, which comprises a broad range of rights, is not a legally binding document, it has inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights. These instruments include the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which are legally binding treaties. Together with the Universal Declaration, they constitute the International Bill of Rights.
A copy of the Declaration is available in most libraries, from United Nations information centers in each nation's capital city, and on the United Nations Internet website. For the full text of the Declaration from the United Nations website, go tohttp://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html.
1. We are all free and equal. We are all born free. We all have our own thoughts and ideas. We should all be treated in the same way.
2. Don't discriminate. These rights belong to everybody, whatever our differences.
3. The right to life. We all have the right to life, and to live in freedom and safety.
4. Slavery - past and present. Nobody has any right to make us a slave. We cannot make anyone our slave.
5. Torture.Nobody has any right to hurt us or to torture us.
6. We all havethe same right to use the law. I am a person just like you!
7. We are allprotected by the law. The law is the same for everyone. It must treat us all fairly.
8. Fair treatmentby fair courts. We can all ask for the law to help us when we are not treated fairly.
9. Unfair detainment. Nobody has the right to put us in prison without a good reason and keep us there, or to send us away from our country.
10. The right to trial. If we are put on trial this should be in public. The people who try us should not let anyone tell them what to do.
11. Innocent until proven guilty. Nobody should be blamed for doing something until it is proven. When people say we did a bad thing we have the right to show it is not true.
12. The right to privacy. Nobody should try to harm our good name. Nobody has the right to come into our home, open our letters or bother us or our family without a good reason.
13. Freedom to move. We all have the right to go where we want in our own country and to travel as we wish.
14. The right to asylum. If we are frightened of being badly treated in our own country, we all have the right to run away to another country to be safe.
15. The right to a nationality. We all have the right to belong to a country.
16. Marriage and family. Every grown-up has the right to marry and have a family if they want to. Men and women have the same rights when they are married, and when they are separated.
17. Your own things. Everyone has the right to own things or share them. Nobody should take our things from us without a good reason.
18. Freedom of thought. We all have the right to believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it if we want.
19. Free to say what you want. We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people.
20. Meet where you like. We all have the right to meet our friends and to work together in peace to defend our rights. Nobody can make us join a group if we don't want to.
21. The right to democracy. We all have the right to take part in the government of our country. Every grown-up should be allowed to choose their own leaders.
22. The right to social security. We all have the right to affordable housing, medicine, education, and child care, enough money to live on and medical help if we are ill or old.
23. Workers' rights. Every grown-up has the right to do a job, to a fair wage for their work, and to join a trade union.
24. The right to play. We all have the right to rest from work and to relax.
25. A bed and some food. We all have the right to a good life. Mothers and children, people who are old, unemployed or disabled, and all people have the right to be cared for.
26. The right to education. Education is a right. Primary school should be free. We should learn about the United Nations and how to get on with others. Our parents can choose what we learn.
27. Culture and copyright. Copyright is a special law that protects one's own artistic creations and writings; others cannot make copies without permission. We all have the right to our own way of life and to enjoy the good things that "art", science and learning bring.
28. A free and fair world. There must be proper order so we can all enjoy rights and freedoms in our own country and all over the world.
29. Our responsibilities. We have a duty to other people, and we should protect their rights and freedoms.
30. Nobody can take away these rights and freedoms from us.
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