Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights, which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
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. Thanks to the Declaration and States’ commitments to its principles, the dignity of millions has been uplifted and the foundation for a more just world has been laid. While its promise is yet to be fully realized, the very fact that it has stood the test of time is the testament to the enduring universality of its values of equality, justice and human dignity.
The declaration is of special significance to Manitoba’s immigrant and refugee communities. One of the rights enshrined in the Declaration (Article 14) is the right to leave his or her country and seek refuge in another country.
At MANSO, we believe in the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The services that our members offer to immigrants and refugees aim to ensure that their rights to good quality life here in Manitoba are fulfilled.
Join us in Celebrating Human Rights!
There will be an event tonight (December 10th) at the RBC Convention Centre, hosted by Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, and the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Manitoba Human Rights Awards: http://www.marl.mb.ca/events/18-2018-manitoba-human-rights-awards
Location: RBC Convention Centre, Carlton Concourse, 3rd Floor.
Date: 10, December 2018
Reception: | 5:30pm-7:00pm
Formal program | 6:00pm
Light refreshments will be served.
Information and action ideas:
- United Nations Human Rights Day: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/
- #Standup4humanrights: http://www.standup4humanrights.org/en/
- Canadian Museum for Human Rights – Events: https://humanrights.ca/event/human-rights-day?ts=1544371200
- Canadian Council for Refugees, Human Rights Day News Release http://ccrweb.ca/en/media/70-years-human-rights-Canada-leadership