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sábado, 10 de diciembre de 2011

Human Rights

Human Rights day

Cyrus Cylinder is claimed to be the earliest Human Rights Charter

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. The document they considered, and which would later become the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was taken up at the first session of the General Assembly in 1946.  The Assembly reviewed this draft Declaration on Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms and transmitted it to the Economic and Social Council "for reference to the Commission on Human Rights for consideration . . . in its preparation of an international bill of rights." The Commission, at its first session early in 1947, authorized its members to formulate what it termed "a preliminary draft International Bill of Human Rights". Later the work was taken over by a formal drafting committee, consisting of members of the Commission from eight States, selected with due regard for geographical distribution. (un.org)

Here you are a simple webquest

1. What is the first human rights declaration adopted by the United Nations? 

2. When was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted?

3. Where was the Universal Declaration adopted?

4. Who were the key contributors to the 
drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

5. How many articles does the Universal 
declaration of Human Rights contain?

6. When is Human Rights Day observed?

7 How many countries are members of the Commission on Human Rights?

8 Where does the United Nations Commission on Human Rights meet and for how long?

9 How many women have chaired the annual sessions of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights since its first meeting in 1947? Who are they?

10 To whom does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply?

11. Why is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights important to you?

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