10 December 2008

60 Year Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights.

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first blueprint for global rights.

60 years ago this very day - after the horrors of World War II - the world came together at the United Nations to unanimously pass the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This powerful declaration says that every human being deserves dignity, freedom and respect. It's the first blueprint for global rights, establishing fundamental freedoms for every human being.

The UDHR set in motion a global movement that literally opened prison doors, shut down torture and execution chambers and caused the downfall of the worst tyrannies.

60 years later, despite much progress, millions are still denied basic human rights. Many governments still show more interest in abusing power than respecting those they lead. For far too many, injustice, inequality and impunity are still the hallmarks of our world today.

But, HOPE exists.

Grassroots actions like those that catapulted Barack Obama to office, are the same that put abusive nations on notice.

Help Amnesty International fulfill the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
  • Watch "The Price of Silence": Amnesty's exciting new music video featuring some of the world’s greatest musicians, including some who've fled oppressive regimes. The track, donated by Aterciopelados and Nacional Records, combines the voices of Natalie Merchant, Hugh Masekela, Stephen Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Emmanual Jal and others.
  • Tell at least one friend to watch the music video and help spread
    the message
Since 1961, millions of Amnesty International supporters have taken countless small actions. And now many millions more enjoy greater freedom and a safer, more just world.

Please consider helping to fulfill the promise of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by taking action to fulfill the promise of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION of HUMAN RIGHTS.

It can be as simple as sending a link to this blog to @ least one friend or family member, or just ask as many people as you can to watch
"The Price of Silence" . Together, let's build the global movement that will bring dignity and freedom to every human being on earth.


Thanks for all you do!
Live your values. Love your country.
And, remember: TOGETHER, We can make a DIFFERENCE!

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