On December 10, 2017 the United Nations begins the 70th Anniversary celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is one of our special days to commemorate as a Shalom Network. For this celebration the UN wants to highlight this crucial document.
"The Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person... 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. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. 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." -UN wesbite
#StandUp4HumanRights is the hashtag that can be used in all social media posts to identify our support of the Declaration.
Add your voice for Human Rights!!
Record yourself reading an article of the declaration in your own language and team up with activists, authors and world leaders for human rights.
1. Go to http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
2. In the lower right hand corner is a box which allows you to record yourself.
3. Choose one of the articles of the Declaration that you want to read. The Declaration has been translated into 500 languages! You can find the Declaration in your language at
4. Choose the red button that says Record Now.
5. Add your name, your language, the Article you want to read and your email address
6. The article in your language will appear on the screen so you can read it as you are recording.
7. You can repeat the recording until you are satisfied with it. When you finish the recording is sent to the UN office to be approved. You will receive an email when it is approved and can then share it with others. I did it and you can see my video by clicking on the image below.
Be a part of this call for Human Rights for all!