Happy Human Rights Day!
Yesterday was Human Rights Day!
Human Rights Day is observed around the world every year on December 10. It commemorates the day on which United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (Dec. 10, 1948). The Declaration, which arose from the global devastation of WWII, stands to this day as the most widely recognized statement of the rights to which every person on our planet is entitled.
Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was the head of the Human Rights Commission which drafted the Universal Declaration of Human rights. She was the longest serving First Lady in US history. A civil rights activist and prominent author, Eleanor was one of the most influential women in the 20th century. The Declaration of Human Rights, stands as one of her most important legacies. ❤
Eleanor Roosevelt holding the Declaration of Human Rights.
These Universal Declaration of Human Rights (abbreviated). No. 26 Right to Education ❤
Education is a human right with immense power to transform lives! It is also essential for the exercise of all other human rights!
I had the opportunity of seeing a special screening of Malala’s documentary, He named me Malala, at the United Nations Headquarters. What a beautiful way to celebrate Human Rights Day! I LOVE Malala. She inspires me so much! ❤
The General Assembly Hall is so beautiful!
I had the opportunity to write to Malala a short note. 🙂 I am so grateful for that and I hope I get to meet her one day! ❤ ❤ ❤
Sphere within a Sphere sculpture, created by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro – A gift to Unite Nations by Lamberto Dini, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Italy.
The Knotted Gun, a pro-peace sculpture by Carl Fredrik, a Swedish artis. I love it! Very powerful. ❤
Beautiful view from UN Headquarters. I had such a wonderful experience.
Seeing the United Nations made me hopeful that we can work toward greater peace, security and human rights! ❤