Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Human Rights

Every year on December 10th, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates another anniversary. This year marks the document's 61st birthday. The United Nations adopted the charter in 1948. It is the first document that established common standards of human rights for all nations and all peoples. Last year, the 60th Anniversary was celebrated by UN members around the world with much fanfare.

1st Article of the UDHR, illustrated by Brazilian artist Octavio Roth for the 60th Anniversary

This year, you can celebrate in the comfort of your own home by checking out these great children's books based on the Declaration: Every Human Has Rights and We Are All Born Free.

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