The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages. You can also find a child-friendly version of the declaration on the UN’s website.
In addition to the UDHR, the United Nations has laid out rights for children. In 1959 the United Nations passed the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which put forth an expectation for protection, education, health care, shelter, and good nutrition for the children of the world. For a fuller understanding of this topic visit the UN’s section on children.
We would like to invite the North Idaho community to the 4th Annual Diversity Symposium at North Idaho College on Tuesday, April 16