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60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Geneva, January 5, 2009 (SIGNIS) - 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 recalls the "deep commitment" of the Catholic inspired NGOs to "the fundamental values underlying the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)."
"Because the UDHR states that “recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”, it calls upon each believer. The Declaration invites everyone to reflect upon his/her way to implement these fundamental principles in their spiritual and social dimension. As Christian organisations, we recognise that the UDHR is a reminder of our own responsibility as the Gospel teaches us to see in any other human being a person with his/her full dignity whatever his/her beliefs, his/her origin or his/her social status are," states the Declaration.
The full Declaration and Open Letter are available on the Pax Christi website.