The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights way back in 1948. We take some things for granted, such as Article 4: “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”
Yet, so many others remain part of the political discourse in the United States, like Article 16: “Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family,” or Article 25: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services…” [emphasis mine].
Today, I supported this Kickstarter to create an offset printed booklet of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The prints are amazing and beautiful, which is an added incentive to read and embrace them.
Indeed, Article 29 is close this project’s heart: “Everyone has duties to the community in which alone the free and full development of his personality is possible.” Duty to the community is a driving force for One Civic Act. I look forward to my block print.