From the United Nations:
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
The theme for Human Rights Day 2019 is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.” The youth of the world, including you, and the other students here at Lord Tweedmsuir, have both the right, and the responsibility, to both celebrate and defend Human Rights for all people.
Find out more:
- United Nations
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (illustrated)
- Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Amnesty International
Check out these books in your School Library: