Monday, January 05, 2009

60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On the 10th of December 2008, Catholic Inspired International NGOs, including SIGNIS and Pax Christi International, issued a declaration and an open letter addressed to the international community, drawing attention to the importance of forcefully reaffirming the universal character of all human rights.

The two texts were discussed and drafted during an extra meeting on the 4th of December 2008, attended by delegates of about 30 Catholic Inspired NGOs in Geneva. The Declaration and Open Letter are available in English and in French