Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversery

If you have never read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, today is your opportunity to view a document that addresses equality for each member of the human family. On December 10, 1948 the United Nations adopted this historic text.

The core social and political components within society are illuminated. It is interesting to note that the word "everyone" appears twenty-eight times.
Article 25 proclaims that "everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family..." The family is described in the document as the "natural and fundamental group unit of society" with a right to protection.

The content remains relevant today, with many of the statements yet to be fully realized. What areas outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights do you believe are most in need of future attention?