Thu, 21 Jul 2022, 9:00 AM MDT
2023 marks an important year for us at the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, as well as for all humankind. Seventy five years ago, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights came into force as an international framework for human rights at the United Nations’ following the atrocities of the second world war. Our namesake, John Peters Humphrey, worked with representatives from around the world to draft and bring forward this important document and work to enshrine human rights into international law.
Coming into the 75th Anniversary, we see there are many struggles that continue to confront our local and global communities. While we have international human rights laws and foundations to guide us, we have a long way to go to actualize these rights and bring peace to our communities and world. The rates of hate and intolerance are growing, poverty is deepening, and Canadians are only now beginning to reckon with our deep history of genocide.
Please join us on July 21st at 9 am MST as we share with you our vision for commemorating and creating action for the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We will share a draft plan and framework with you for an international conference in 2023 where we hope to provide space for reflection on the state of human rights, provide opportunities for growth and mentorship, and facilitate a strengthened network of an intergenerational community committed to building stronger, more resilient and inclusive communities. Our hopes that this launch will provide a framework for collaboration on this important event.
We thank you for considering our invitation and would be honored to have you with us. Together, we can create a vision and plan forward for a continued, and strengthened, effort to advance a culture of peace and human rights.