Human Rights Day

| December 14, 2020

On 10th December, the High School celebrated Human Rights Day. Our Global Politics students made a video affirming the importance of human rights, and why they are particularly under threat in the current environment. Our students were then given the opportunity to promote, engage and reflect about human rights. 

The following excerpt is a statement by the United Nations on the importance of the day:

This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts. We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination. 

10th December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

Under UN Human Rights’ generic call to action “Stand Up for Human rights”, we aim to engage the general public, our partners and the UN family to bolster transformative action and showcase practical and inspirational examples that can contribute to recovering better and fostering more resilient and just societies.

Stuart Ratcliffe – Global Politics teacher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MaVevu5mw&t=2s