On Sunday 10 December local organisations will once again meet at Sunderland Minster to celebrate the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The 30 Articles were drawn up following the horrors of World War II.
Wearside Amnesty’s Secretary Bob Miller says@
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains as relevant today as it was on the day that it was proclaimed and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly,
“Now available in more than 360 languages, the Declaration is the most translated document in the world, a testament to its global nature and reach. It has become a yardstick by which we measure right and wrong. It provides a foundation for a just and decent future for all, and has given people everywhere a powerful tool in the fight against oppression, impunity and addronts to human dignity”.
The Human Rights celebration at Sunderland Minster
The celebration, first inaugurated by the Sunderland branch of the United Nations Association nearly 35 years ago, will take place from 2pm on Sunday. Visitors will be invited to sign a card or letter for Amnesty’s annual “Write for Rights” campaign.
A number of local groups will give a brief overview of their work from 2pm, and speakers will include the Mayor of Sunderland, refugees, representatives of Amnesty International, FODI (Friends of the Drop In Sunderland) and STARCH (South Tyneside Asylum and Refugee Church Help). The Caedmon Choir will also be performing, and refreshments will be available afterwards.
Bob Miller, Amnesty Wearside Secretary 0191 455 9699, mobile 07973530672
Jennifer Laws, Amnesty Wearside Treasurer, 07460124024 [email protected]
This article is based on a press release from Wearside Amnesty