Let’s celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

The IFLA Advisory Committee on Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) has launched a new blog to encourage awareness, debate and discussion of the topics at the heart of its work.

To kick discussions, we encourage you to reflect upon the meaning of human rights in your daily life and work. What does it mean to protect, enforce and advocate for human rights in your work and in your life? What are the challenges to the implementation of a more just society that guarantees human rights for all?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that every human being is entitled to inalienable rights regardless of race, colour, religion, political and sexual inclination, social origin or birth. It empowers us all.

On 10 December, the Declaration’s 70th anniversary year begins, offering an opportunity to celebrate – and rediscover – a text that is as relevant today as in 1948.

Please, consider posting on the blog, or even just commenting. Your entry might be short or long, formal or informal. We want to celebrate this important date and the launch of the FAIFE blog by building up a real conversation about how human rights form a part of the work of libraries. Please submit the blogs to the IFLA Policy and Research Officer .

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