10th December 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document, which underpins all international human rights law and inspires us to continue to work to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity.
“The Universal Declaration has helped countless people gain greater freedoms and equality,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein. “Violations have been prevented; independence and autonomy have been attained. While not all the promises of the Universal Declaration have been fulfilled, many people have been able to secure essential rights and freedoms and put an end to discrimination.”
As we are aware the aspirations and hopes expressed by the writers of the UDHR in Paris 1948 for a better world have not been universally achieved and more action by people and nations of goodwill. The following website is worth a visit. http://www.standup4humanrights.org/en/
Sr. Anne McCabe SM prepared the attached reflection for the UNANIMA International Board meeting in September and is happy for it to be shared. Humanrightsdeclarationreflection