2. Read the article "Our Human Rights" just below it.
3. Do the exercise at the bottom of the page.
Here is theStory
of Human Rightsvideo.
You can watch it in your own language atwww.youthforhumanrights.org. (Simply
click the word "langauge" at the top of their homepage.)
The United Nations is an international organization that was
established in 1945 to help keep world peace. It was established
shortly after the end of World War II.
In 1948 a special United Nations commission, headed by Mrs. Eleanor
Roosevelt, the wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, wrote a
special document which stated the rights that all people should have.
This document is called the "Universal
Declaration of Human Rights."
means "of all the people in the world."
is a formal announcement.
are the rights that each person has, simply because he or she is human.
The human rights are there to protect us and help us live in peace. For
example, "the right to
life" is a human right. Each and every one of us has the
right to life, simply because we are human.
Another example is "the
right to freedom of thought." We all have the right to
believe in what we want to believe, to have a religion, or to change it
if we want.
Studying and knowing our human rights is as important today as it was
after World War II. This is because when people don't know their
natural rights things such as injustice, discrimination, intolerance
and slavery can happen.
The more aware people are to the United Nations Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, the closer we get to a peaceful, free and fair world.