International Human Rights Day

This article was supplied by the Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament.

Yesterday was International Human Rights Day

The celebration is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

This was a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

This year’s theme is Youth.

Young people have always been major drivers of political, economic and social transformation. They are at the forefront of grassroots mobilizations for positive change and bring fresh ideas and solutions for a better world.

Young people however, are often marginalized and encounter difficulties in having their say and accessing and enjoying their other rights because of their age.

The Campaign for a Yorkshire Parliament is committed to encouraging Young People to fully participate in all decisions that have a direct or indirect impact upon their well-being. They need to be heard to inform more effective decision-making and achieve sustainable development for all.

We see a Parliament for Yorkshire which is inclusive despite a person’s age or other circumstances. A Parliament dedicated to advancing and building on the International Declaration of Human Rights across our county. 

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