A Continuation of International Co-operation within United Nations mandate
International Human Rights Day celebration to contribute in creating
a foundation for justice and peace
Youth for Human Rights Toronto is organizing its 15th annual Human Rights Day awareness event to be held at the Ontario Science Centre on November 29th, 2019. Doors will open at 7PM and the event will start at 7:30PM.
The purpose of Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is to teach youth about human rights, specifically the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and inspire them to become advocates for tolerance and peace.
Human Rights leaders and youth, will speak on practical actions that can be taken to bring to life the 30 fundamental human rights contained in the United Nations UDHR; the first truly universal human rights document created in 1948 under the leadership of Eleanor Roosevelt. When WWII ended in 1945, the victorious nations met to decide how to prevent such acts from happening again and they formed the United Nations to advance human rights and peace.
Panelists will include a Human Rights lawyer flying in from Pakistan, a film producer, a York Regional Police Superintendent, a Toronto Police Constable, an International School Principal and youth presentations.
Exceptional artists will perform and contribute to the theme of the event. There will be award presentations, community tables, light refreshments and door prizes.
Youth for Human Rights Toronto Director, stated, ‘‘The first step is to become aware of one’s universal and fundamental human rights. Then, one can take action to ensure these rights are respected by oneself and others.’’ She added, ‘‘This event is a creative way to interest and educate others about the value of knowing one’s human rights and enlighten others to get into action in forwarding human rights education.’’