Friday, 28 November 2008

Human Rights Day 2008

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day when, 60 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The theme for 2008, 'Dignity and justice for all of us', reinforces the vision of the UDHR as a commitment to universal dignity and justice.

Your school can celebrate and commemorate Human Rights Day in a number of ways. The most obvious is to spend a day taking an in-depth look at human rights with your pupils. As well as bringing in citizenship and history, this will help to promote a culture in which individuals respect each others' rights and understand their own responsibilities.

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