The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948, was the result of the experience of the Second World War. With the end of that war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again. World leaders decided to complement the UN Charter with a road map to guarantee the rights of every individual everywhere.
Sign the Online Petition: Human Rights Education. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the fundamental & international agreement of what human rights are, and so must be known & applied throughout the world. Make your voice heard. Make human rights education in schools & universities part of the curriculum. You can ensure human rights are learned & demanded by everyone by signing this petition.
Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. "Human rights and freedoms are essential for democracy to work. A democracy without human rights and freedoms is like a banana split without the banana, a computer without a keyboard, a bicycle without pedals, a game without rules. ..."