December 10, 2006

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day today... the theme this year is.. "Fighting Poverty - An Obligation, not Charity"

Today, poverty prevails as the gravest human rights challenge in the world. Combating poverty, deprivation and exclusion is not a matter of charity, and it does not depend on how rich a country is. By tackling poverty as a matter of human rights obligation, the world will have a better chance of abolishing this scourge in our lifetime...Poverty eradication is an achievable goal. -Louise Arbour, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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