Reflecting on Human Rights Day 2023

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Reflecting on Human Rights Day 2023

Our message reflecting on the conflicts that are raging as the world marked the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
“Disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind” 

- Preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948


As the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turned 75, the catastrophic human consequences of the conflicts that currently rage around the world remind us how far we have to go. 

In Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank, the killing of civilians must stop so that the work to build sustainable peace can start. 

For us, democracy means upholding human rights, the peaceful resolution of conflict, and equal political participation of all people.