HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is 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. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
Human rights have the power to tackle the root causes of conflict and crisis, by addressing grievances, eliminating inequalities and exclusion and allowing people to participate in decision-making that affect their lives. Societies that protect and promote human rights for everyone are more resilient societies, better equipped through human rights to weather unexpected crises such as pandemics and the impacts of the climate crisis.
Advancing the right to a healthy environment and climate justice
Equality and non-discrimination are key to prevention: human rights seek to ensure that everyone has access to the preventive benefits of human rights. Nevertheless, when certain people or groups are excluded or face discrimination, the inequality will drive the cycle of conflict and crisis.
Each year on December 10th, Human Rights Day is celebrated. After visiting a number of memorial sites for tragic acts of violence and human rights violations, one thing becomes clear: a place of memory is more than just a structure. In actuality, the meeting, appropriation, and gesture are more important.
Having a safe physical environment is frequently crucial following a tragedy or displacement. As a result, coordination becomes crucial in providing assistance to those in need. Whether it's private homes, governmental structures, educational facilities, or emergency tent camps, architects play a crucial role in designing safe and suitable environments.