Monday, December 8, 2008

Join us this Wednesday for the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights



It's just days before the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This last weekend, the Elders gathered a group greater than two hundred strong in Paris.  They stood alongside more than 30 award-winning human rights journalists, civil society leaders, and government and business leaders to amplify the voices of millions of people around the world; re-committing themselves to the goals of the Universal Declaration and calling on governments and individuals everywhere to renew their commitment to human rights.
Send a message to world leaders at the UN General Assembly
The Elders' Mary Robinson will highlight messages from Paris and the individual pledges and group commitments made throughout the campaign in an address to world leaders at the UN General Assembly this Wednesday, December 10th. 
You still have one day to include your own pledge and encourage others to join our UN General Assembly call.  Make your commitment at now.
Join our Online Rally for Human Rights on the 60th anniversary
If you are online or have your mobile phone in hand this Wednesday, join us for a digital Every Human Has Rights Rally!  Whether by text message, Facebook, Flickr, Twitter, your blog, or even email, show your support by declaring that Every Human Has Rights! 
You can join in by sending this simple message to your family, friends, and colleagues by text, twitter or email:

“Today is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights' 60th anniversary.
I believe that Every Human Has Rights!”

Join us on Facebook and other social networks by adding a picture of yourself with the message 'Every Human Has Rights' or the campaign badge (downloadable here) as your profile picture; or you can join by blogging, write about the Universal Declaration at 60 and what it means to you.
As we’ve highlighted throughout the course of this campaign, we are faced with profound challenges today and ahead.  But despite those challenges, there is great hope.  We have better tools to communicate and demand justice than any group before us. We have global goals and shared destinies that connect us.  We can be the generation that becomes one human family - united in dignity and rights. 
We can realize the dream of the visionaries who drafted the Universal Declaration 60 years ago, and all of the women and men that have dedicated their lives to standing up for that dream since.
- The Every Human Has Rights Campaign

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