Saturday, April 05, 2008

60 years old

'Where after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home ~ so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world'

Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, 1948

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