Human Rights Day

The Price of Silence [music video]

One World - Human Rights


WASHINGTON, Dec 19 ( - As the world celebrates the 60th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this month, a new music video is circulating on the Internet, bringing together 16 of the world's top musicians -- some of whom have fled oppressive regimes -- in a rousing musical plea to world leaders to guarantee human rights for all.

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60 years of UDHR

<Originally posted 2008-12-10 05:32:02 -0500>

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversary

On December 10, 1948, five days prior to my birth: The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories." Since 1950 the anniversary of the declaration has been known as Human Rights Day.