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Human Rights Day

Participate in Rights Campaign for All People

On December 10, we observe the anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly's adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights—a document establishing a common standard for human achievement for all peoples and nations, rooted in the values of freedom, equality, solidarity, tolerance, respect, and shared responsibility.


Progress has been made over the years, but much remains to be done to address human rights, including honoring treaties in place, such as the Geneva Conventions, and ratifying treaties developed to complement the Declaration, including:

  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

NEA has long supported human rights for all people in the United States and beyond our borders, but what can NEA members actually do to help?