Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Human Rights & Climate Change Events


-- Quote of the Day --

"It is our duty to ensure that these rights are a living reality -- that they are known, understood and enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. It is often those who most need their human rights protected, who also need to be informed that the Declaration exists -- and that it exists for them."

~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, regarding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


-- Conscious Events --

Today is Human Rights Day - which is celebrated annually across the planet since Dec 10 1948 when the date was chosen to honor the first global recognition of human rights by the United Nations General Assembly and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


According to the UN website (www.un.org):
"This theme for 2008, “Dignity and justice for all of us,” reinforces the vision of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as a commitment to universal dignity and justice. It is not a luxury or a wish-list. The UDHR and its core values, inherent human dignity, non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality, apply to everyone, everywhere and always. The Declaration is universal, enduring and vibrant, and it concerns us all.

Since its adoption in 1948, the Declaration has been and continues to be a source of inspiration for national and international efforts to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms."

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The majority of the world's governments believe that climate change poses a threat to human society and to the natural world. Successive scientific reports, notably those from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, have come to ever firmer conclusions about humankind's influence on the modern-day climate, and about the impacts of rising temperatures.

Let your voice be heard. Join fellow Sierra Club members, environmentalists and concerned citizens in urging leaders of the United States to work towards a treaty to fight Global Warming in San Diego, California (USA).

Candle Light Virgil
Friday, December 11
6:30- 7:30 pm
Balboa Park on the Prado
Bring your candle to join others.

Phone Call Drive to Secretary of State Clinton
Saturday, December 12
11am -- 4pm
Horton Plaza
Bring you cell phone and make a personal call to Secretary Clinton.


-- A Note of Appreciation --

Thank you to Marty Roark who included our website in his list of recommended author links on his site: http://fishforchrist.webs.com


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