We choose peace
On September 21st we celebrate The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day.
“It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark document.” – Secretary-General António Guterres
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
The Universal Declaration – the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.
Peace starts from within each and every one of us.
We can all make a difference by engaging and reflecting on human rights as an essential ingredient for achieving inner peace.
You can engage by speaking up when others are at risk and stand with others’ human rights at work and around the dinner table.
You can reflect how each of us can stand up for rights, every day.
Human rights are everyone’s rights.
We choose peace.