December 10th is observed across the world as Human Rights Day. It honours the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (EDHR) back when it was first introduced on the 10th December 1948.
This year’s Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.
“Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” aims to promote and raise awareness of the two Covenants on their 50th anniversary. The year-long campaign revolves around the theme of rights and freedoms — freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear — which underpin the International Bill of Human Rights are as relevant today as they were when the Covenants were adopted 50 years ago ~ United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Here at Pain Concern one of our firm beliefs as a charity is that Health and Wellbeing is one our fundemental human rights. Sadly this not the case globally but we do our best here with our staff and volunteers to help everyone dealing with chronic pain empower themselves and their family memebers; be it with the tools to help or creating a better understanding within the community itself.
Over the last five years we’ve produced multiple podcasts which cover the vast world of Human Rights. Here are our top 8 rated shows in the area!
What role do human rights play in your life?
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