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Human Rights

June 9, 2011

“On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and “to cause it 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.”” (UN website)

Flag of the United Nations

In the Declaration preamble, it is stated that:

“recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

I wonder how the Declaration informs discourses on violence, democracy, peace, war, and conflict… there must be literature on this.  I just haven’t searched it out yet.

Ref: UN website: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For more on human rights and the UN, see:  http://www.un.org/en/rights/

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