New York- On December 10, 2015, the World Federalist Movement- Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) marks Human Rights Day, which commemorates the General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. WFM-IGP Executive Director, William Pace said, “This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the UN Charter, which established the three pillars of the UN - peace and security, development, and human rights. In September the General Assembly formally upgraded 'development' to 'sustainable development'. In 1948 the General Assembly upgraded human rights with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights - which has been reinforced by major human rights treaties, the position of High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1996, and the Human Rights Council established in 2006. For WFM, no measure is more telling of how the international community is achieving the goals of the UN Charter than how individual, minority, and cultural human rights are being protected and enforced. The massive human rights violations, wars and crimes against humanity occurring throughout the world in 2015 must strengthen our resolve as world citizens. The stakes could not be higher -the survival of the human race and life on earth.” WFM-IGP’s initiatives in human rights, international justice and the rule of law is a leading force among citizens groups working for the rule of law in world affairs and a system of justice for protecting universal human rights. WFM-IGP advocates for the fundamental strengthening of international law and global institutions to protect human rights throughout the world. To learn more about WFM-IGP, please visit us at www.wfm-igp.org, or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/worldfederalist) and Twitter (@worldfederalist).
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