UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS 60TH ANNIVERSARY
Every 10th December the world remembers the extraordinary accomplishment on that day in 1948 when all the nations came together in Paris to sign the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The power and relevance of the recognition enshrined in the Declaration – that all human beings have fundamental rights and freedoms – is undiminished today. The campaign is designed to help people everywhere to learn more about their human rights throughout 2008 and to better understand the relevance of the Universal Declaration in their lives today. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a foundation of many of international agreements and documents.
As World Youth Alliance we reaffirm human dignity as a basis for human rights and policy implementation at regional and international levels. In recognition of our advocacy work at the UN and in solidarity with our members from around the world, we would like to invite our members in marking this historic event.
SUBMIT YOUR ESSAYS, PICTURES, POEMS ON HUMAN DIGNITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS IN YOUR COUNTRY
As World Youth Alliance Africa, we would like to invite our members from all African countries to join us with the rest of the world and the UN by submitting essays, poems and pictures on human dignity and human rights and how they are been upheld in their communities/countries and how as young people, we can reaffirm human dignity in areas where it has been violated. It is important that as WYA members we are able to articulate our goals and ideas in the most effective manner.
The 500 Word essay should be typed in and sent as Word Document attachments.
Members should send in a maximum of 5 digital photographs that tell a story of human dignity and human rights in their communities in a light format e.g. JPEG. They should be sent as Email attachments.
Members can share their real life experience about how human dignity is upheld or violated in their local communities. If possible, 2 digital photographs should be attached to the Email as part of the story.
Maximum amount of words is 250.