Port-au-Prince, Thursday, December 6, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The three constituted powers of the Haitian State and the United Nations in Haiti launched a series of activities celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
In collaboration with their national and international partners, including the European Union, the Haitian Institute of Human Rights (IHDH), representatives of Civil Society, the representatives of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Authorities, with the United Nations family in Haiti, pledge together in this campaign culminating in the ceremony of Monday, December 10, the anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
Around the theme # StandUp4HumanRights, translated into Creole by #LeveKanpePouDwaMoun, a vingta activity is planned. Distributed in four departments of the country, these activities include photo, text and illustration exhibitions, writing competitions for young people, theater-forum performances, panel discussions and artistic activities. It should be noted that the 16 days of activism against violence against women that focus on the defense of women's rights, which is essential for sustainable development, are part of the celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Among other things, as a driving force for members of civil society and international partners, the campaign is an opportunity for the State and its relevant ministries, its Office for Citizen Protection (OPC) and its Parliament, to bring together all key actors and stress two elements: the common commitment to the defense of Human Rights and the special role of Haiti in the process of drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Thus, on December 10, 2018, will be rendered by all the partners together a tribute to Senator Emile Saint-Lôt, Rapporteur of the 3rd Commission in charge of the drafting of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, first Ambassador of Haiti to the United Nations.
Founding document, the most translated in the world and available in more than 500 languages, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims the inalienable rights of every individual as a human being, without no distinction, including race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion or other opinion of national or social origin, fortune, birth or other status.
As stressed in the message of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights “was thought of as a roadmap to guide the s peoples of the world free from conflict and suffering and to ensure that relations within societies and between States are lasting and peaceful “. “Every one of us, wherever we are, we can make a difference by defending the rights of someone,” said Ms. Bachelet.
The rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are imperatives for the achievement of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
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