Friday, 27 June 2014

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Article 2
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.(via)

The Universal Declaration of Human rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948 to never allow again the atrocities seen in the Second World War. The General Assembly encouraged all member states to disseminate and display the declaration in schools and other educational institutions (via).