Welcome to International Day of Peace 2018 – Observing Human Rights.
The Wellness Universe believes if we are happy, healthy and whole (Mind, Body, and Spirit), we can achieve world peace. September 21st is observed as International Day of Peace all over the world.
Taken from the United Nation’s website, International Day of Peace is explained. The theme this year is “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”
Those of us who live in countries which observe our Human Rights are blessed to live under these rights.
Currently, we know all too well many people around the world are still are not able to experience the freedom and protection these very important rights offer us. As a supporter of International Day of Peace, The Wellness Universe encourages you to share in the spreading and sharing of these rights and celebrating this very important day for the wellness of humanity.
We hope you can celebrate alongside us in creating awareness. There are so many ways to get involved and express your support in the observation of this important day.
Below you will find suggestions taken directly from the UN’s website. Please take an active role and you will not only feel great, but you will also make others feel great while impacting the world, too! As the UN shares below, please use #peaceday and #standup4humanright in your social media shares.
What are Human Rights?
As outlined on http://www.standup4humanrights.org/en/declaration.html:
Article 1: Free and Equal –
All human beings are born free and equal and should be treated the same way.
Article 2: Freedom from Discrimination –
Everyone can claim their rights regardless of sex, race, language, religion, social standing, etc.
Article 3: Right to Life –
Everyone has the right to life and to live in freedom and safety.
Article 4: Freedom from Slavery –
No one has the right to treat you as a slave nor should you enslave anyone.
Article 5: Freedom from Torture –
No one has the right to torture you.
Article 6: Right to Recognition Before the Law –
You should be legally protected in the same way everywhere like anyone else.
Article 7: Right to Equality Before the Law –
The law is the same for everyone and should be applied in the same manner to all.
Article 8: Access to Justice –
You have the right to obtain legal help and access the justice system when your rights are not respected.
Article 9: Freedom from Arbitrary Detention –
No one can arrest or detain you arbitrarily or send you away from your country unjustly.
Article 10: Right to A Fair Trial –
Trials should be public and tried in a fair manner by an impartial and independent tribunal.
Article 11: Presumption of Innocence –
You are considered innocent until it can be proved you are guilty according to law. If accused of a crime you have the right to a defense.
Article 12: Right to Privacy –
You have the right to protection if someone tried to harm your good name, enter your home without permission or interfere with your correspondence.
Article 13: Freedom of Movement –
You have the right to leave or move within and leave your own country and you should be able to return.
Article 14: Right to Asylum –
If you are persecuted at home, you have the right to seek protection in another country.
Article 15: Right to Nationality –
You have the right to belong to a country and have a nationality.
Article 16: Right to Marriage and to Find A Family –
Men and women have the right to marry when they are legally able without limits due to race, nationality or religion. Families should be protected by the Government and the justice system.
Article 17: Right to Own Property –
You have the right to own things. No one has the right to illegally take them from you.
Article 18: Freedom of Religion or Belief –
Everyone has the right to freely manifest their religion, to change it and to practice it alone or with others.
Article 19: Freedom of Expression –
Everyone has the right to think and say what they like, and no one should forbid it.
Article 20: Freedom of Assembly –
You have the right to organize and participate in peaceful meetings.
Article 21: Right to Partake in Public Affairs –
Everyone has the right to take part in their country’s political affairs and equal access to public service. Governments should be voted for regularly.
Article 22: Right to Social Security –
Society should help individuals to freely develop and make the most of all advantages offered in their country.
Article 23: Right to Work –
Everyone has the right to work in just and favorable conditions and be free to choose your work with a salary that allows you to live and support your family. Everyone should receive equal pay for equal work.
Article 24: Right to Leisure and Rest –
Each workday should not be too long, and everyone has the right to rest and take regular paid holidays.
Article 25: Right to an Adequate Standard of Living –
You have the right to have what you need so that you and your family do not go hungry, homeless, or fall ill.
Article 26: Right to Education –
You have the right to go to school, continue your studies as far as you wish, and learn regardless of race, religion or country of origin.
Article 27: Right to Take Part in Cultural, Artistic, and Scientific Life –
You have the right to share the benefits of your community’s culture, arts and sciences.
Article 28: Right to a Free and Fair World –
To make sure your rights are respected, there must be an order that can protect them. This order should be global.
Article 29: Duty to Your Community –
You have duties toward the community within which your personality can fully develop. The law should guarantee human rights. It should allow everyone to respect others and to be respected.
Article 30: Rights are Inalienable –
No one, institution nor individual, should act in any way to destroy the rights enshrined in the UDHR.
The following has been shared from The United Nation’s post:
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The United Nations Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 because they understood that it would not be possible to build a peaceful world if steps were not taken to achieve economic and social development for all people everywhere, and ensure that their rights were protected. The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment, and social justice.
Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions” calls for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, providing access to justice for all and building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
A peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone. Peace will enable a sustainable environment to take shape and a sustainable environment will help promote peace.
2018 Theme: “The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”
The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
The Universal Declaration – the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages – is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted.
It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race. This year marks the 70th anniversary of that landmark document. – Secretary-General António Guterres
The Universal Declaration states in Article 3. “Everyone has the right to life, liberty, and security of person.” These elements build the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.
Yet, the Universal Declaration does not include a separate article on “Right to Peace.” This is why we ask you this year:
What does “The Right to Peace” mean to you? Share your ideas with us using the hashtags #peaceday and #standup4humanright.
In the lead-up to the International Day of Peace on September 21st, we call upon all people to take action.
You can support SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions by seeking peaceful resolution of conflict when disagreements arise around you. You can be part of the solution by taking small steps. You can prevent an injustice at school or in your community by adopting a non-violent approach to problem-solving and reporting potential crimes, including online bullying.
You can promote human rights by collecting and promoting videos of as many articles as possible in as many languages as possible. Record yourself reading one of the 30 articles of the Declaration in any of the 135 languages currently available and share your video with your friends.
You can engage by speaking up when others are at risk and stand with others’ human rights at work, in school, and around the dinner table.
You can reflect on how each of us can stand up for rights, every day. Human rights are everyone\’s rights.
We, at The Wellness Universe, stand behind the efforts every single person makes to make the world a better place. We welcome you to join us and connect with an amazing community of crusaders who are here to support health, wellness, self-growth, and positive impact. Find out more about becoming a WU World-Changer or WU Friend today!
May you embrace peace on this year’s Peace Day, and every day thereafter.
– The Wellness Universe
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