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One World Centre marks Human Rights 75th Anniversary

Mon, 11 Dec 2023

The One World Centre is marked the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on Sunday (December 10).

It asked people to reflect on the freedoms and protections outlined by the landmark document which was agreed in 1948 in the aftermath of the Second World War.

The Declaration recognises that all humans, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status, have universal rights. These range from the most fundamental - the right to life - to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work, health, and liberty.

The charity shared specially-written poems by the senior and junior Manx Bards reflecting on human rights and freedoms.

“We tend to think of human rights more in terms of abuses, especially when we see devastating conflicts taking place and authoritarian regimes taking hold in different countries around the world,” said One World Centre Coordinator Wendy Shimmin.

“But it’s important that we remember these rights exist and have been agreed by 192 nations. It is up to us as citizens to demand that they are defended everywhere and for everyone.”

The One World Centre will be arranging a talk on Human Rights in the New Year. It also has another Christmas tree – the ‘Human-i-tree’ – in the Festival of Trees at the Isle of Man Airport which will be on display until early January.


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