“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” Human Rights Day 2015

“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” Human Rights Day 2015
December 8, 2015 The Sticker Factory

blue smiley stickerEvery year, on the 10th of December, Human Rights Day is observed. It marks the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since 1950 this has been a day to recognise and promote the importance of human rights.

 

This year Human Rights Day kicks off a year long campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1966.

 

These two documents form the International Bill of Human Rights, which sets out the civil, political, cultural, economic, and social rights of everyone including freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

 

Here at The Sticker Factory, we think this is a fantastic opportunity to introduce the topic of rights and freedoms to your pupils and get them thinking about their place in the larger world.

 

Head over to the United Nations website to read more about this important day. Also have a look here for some handy posters.

 

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