Everyone Must Know About This! Universal Declaration of Human Rights After World War II a committee headed by Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a very special document which “declares” the rights that everyone in the entire world should have. This document is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948. Since then virtually all of the 192 member states of the United Nations have signed on in agreement with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. There are 30 articles in the declaration which are summarized below. These represent rights that by universal standards transcend national, social, and cultural boundaries and represent the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. 1. All Human beings are free and equal in dignity and rights. 2. All people are entitled to rights without distinction based on race, color, sex, language, religion, opinion, origin, property, birth or residency. 3. Right to life liberty and security of person 4. Freedom from slavery. 5. Freedom from torture. 6. Right to be treated equally by the law. 7. Right to equal protection by the law. 8. Right for all to effective remedy by competent tribunal. 9. Freedom from arbitrary arrest. 10. Right to fair public hearing by Independent tribunal. 11. Right to presumption of innocence until proven guilty at public trial with all guarantees necessary for defence. 12. Right to privacy in home, family and correspondence. 13. Freedom of movement in your own country and the right to leave and return to any countries. 14. Right to political asylum in other countries. 15. Right to nationality. 16. Right to marriage and family and to equal right of men and women during and after marriage. 17. Right to own property. 18. Freedom of thought and conscience and religion. 19. Freedom of opinion and expression and to seek, receive and impart information. 20. Freedom of Association and assembly. 21. Right to take part in and select government. 22. Right to social security and realization of economic, social and cultural rights. 23. Right to work, to equal pay for equal work and to form and join trade unions. 24. Right to reasonable hours of work and paid holidays. 25. Right to adequate living standard for self and family, including food, housing, clothing, medical care and social security. 26. Right to education. 27. Right to participate in cultural life and to protect intellectual property rights. 28. Right to social and international order permitting these freedoms to be realized. 29. Each person has responsibilities to the community and others as essential for a democratic society. 30. Nothing in this Declaration may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein. Over the past 65 years not enough has been done to protect the human rights of all mankind, but these rights cannot be universally protected unless everyone, everywhere, knows they exist. That is what the Internet is for. We must recognize the opportunity that we did not have 65 years ago when this declaration was first written. Within days this could reach everyone with an Internet connection. If we want to look forward to living in dignity and peace we must make this message viral. I am asking everyone to read them and sign it. This is not a petition. By signing this document you are making a covenant with mankind by making a pledge to live by them. Cool Video Original version of UDHR UDHR in 379 different languages
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