COLORADO—Governor Bill Ritter proclaimed December 8 – 14, 2008 "Youth for Human Rights Week." In a presentation Tuesday at the State Capitol, Ms. Leslie Herrod, Policy Advisor for Human Services in the Governor's office, presented the Governor's proclamation to Nathaniel Barragan, Youth Leader for the Rocky Mountain Youth for Human Rights Club in commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The proclamation in part states, "On December 10, 2008, the global community reaffirms its faith in the belief of fundamental human rights, the dignity and worth of mankind and the equal rights of men and women by celebrating United Nations Human Rights Day."
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was written by a committee headed by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt and adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. After sixty years this document, which "declares" the rights that everyone in the entire world should have, still holds true today.
The Rocky Mountain Youth for Human Rights Club was formed in 2005 and is a local club affiliated with Youth for Human Rights International, an organization dedicated to educating youth about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they can become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. The Church of Scientology has teamed up with Youth for Human Rights International to launch a public education program to make human rights known, understood and implemented.
Youth for Human Rights International has expanded to 178 groups and chapters in 87 countries. To learn more about Youth for Human Rights International visit www.youthforhumanrights.org.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
GOVERNOR PROCLAIMS YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS WEEK
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