Human Rights Day 2017 – Monday,​ ​December​ ​11,​ ​11am​ ​-​ ​2​ ​pm

Press Release: Human Rights Day 2017
Kick off for our year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Monday, December 11, 11am – 2 pm
Coos Bay Library, Cedar Room
Human Rights Advocates of Coos County
Contact: Bittin Duggan bittinfduggan

Come to the library to learn more about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and how you can help yourself and those in need in our community. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 next year. Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity.
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day kicks off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed 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. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person. Thanks to the Declaration, and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is testament to the enduring universality of its perennial values of equality, justice and human dignity.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
#StandUp4HumanRights
● The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all.
● Human rights are relevant to all of us, every day.
● Our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values.
● Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace.
● Whenever and wherever humanity’s values are abandoned, we all are at greater risk.
● We need to stand up for our rights and those of others.