United Nations Association in Canada, Calgary Branch will be commemorating Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by lighting the City of Calgary’s building network UN Blue on Human Rights Day December 10th, 2018, including: (more…)
On Human Rights Day, we will stand up for human rights and critically address the Universal Declaration of Human Rights’ gap of inclusion of Indigenous People and its relevance to Indigenous people, Canadians and newcomers. (more…)
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently 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. (more…)
This year’s Child Diplomats received a message from Nagasaki Mayor, Mr. Tomihisa Taue, which will be read by them at the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony 2018 on August 4th (The event starts from 8 pm). Congratulations to this years Child Diplomats on their wonderful work!!
The Child Diplomat Project enables children to send a request letter to a mayor who belongs to “Mayors for Peace” to ask their message to the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony.
The Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony takes place on August 4th, and begins at 8PM.
You can also support the event by donating on the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony’s 2018 Eventbrite page
Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity
Human rights are relevant for all of us, every day. Human rights include our rights to freedom from fear and from want, freedom to speak up, rights to health and education; and to enjoy the benefits of measures to advance economic and social justice.
You can also support the event by donating on the Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony’s 2018 Eventbrite page.
Malala Yousafzai became the youngest honorary Canadian citizen on April 12, 2107 for her commitment to women’s rights and education. Umair Ahad, One of UNAC Calgary’s members had the amazing opportunity of attending this ceremony. He shared some words about the experience:
“Malala Yousafzai’s family invited me to attend her Honorary Citizenship ceremony in Parliament Hill. Malala and I were from the same town in Swat, Pakistan. At that time, religious extremism was rising. Myself and Ziaddun Yousafzai—Malala’s father—raised our voices for peace and education. Malala was a large part of this mission. A few years later, those extremists shot Malala. That was a sad day in my life.
I was very happy to hear Malala’s speech in Ottawa. That day the Pakistan High Commission arranged a beautiful evening for her, where I told her I am a part of the United Nations Association of Canada. She was so happy and told me that we will win this war.
Thank you Malala, for your kind words for me.”
–Umair Ahad (UK)
Recent research has established that there are disproportionate rates of violence of crime against Indigenous women and girls. Are we a truly inclusive nation when there are communities that suffer more violence than others?
On Friday, April 21st, join UNAC Calgary for an evening with courageous leaders who have spent their lives advocating for human rights, empowering women, and educating people on the importance of inclusion for all regardless of gender, or race. (more…)