How do you address Human Rights?
The world celebrates United Nations (UN) Day on October 24, commemorating the day when the UN charter was ratified in 1945. The day celebrates the United Nations, an organization born from the collective human desire for peace, reeling from the pain and suffering of the World War II. UN Day marks the commitment of nations across the world to promote human rights, social progress, and world peace.
Among other things, UN Day involves showcasing food and cultural concerts from around the world at UN headquarters, in New York, including a concert themed “Traditions of Peace and Non-violence” featuring sarod virtuoso Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and the Refugee Orchestra Project and a photo exhibit titled “People on the Move”, focused on refugees and migration. If pictures speak a thousand words, the exhibition will speak for millions of people who have moved and continue to due to climate change and challenges to human rights. Be ready to get inspired, by watching the UN Day celebrations live on Wednesday, October 24, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m PST.
Here in Portland we will celebrate this milestone day with UNA-Portland with the theme ‘Human Rights, Close to Home’ on October 27th, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Come join us!
~ GPSEN Team