60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
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Alternattiva Demokratika- The Green Party is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Arnold Cassola, Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson, stated: “The civilized world will be celebrating the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – The Right to Education, the Right to have a family, the Right to Life, the Freedom of Speech & Expression, Freedom of media, Freedom of religion, Childrens’ Rights, Womens’ Rights, Migration Rights – rights that we Maltese take for granted.”
“There are other rights which are fundamental to each and every one of us and which are almost forgotten, such as the right to nationality, which is the basic right and which makes a person feel complete,” concluded Prof. Cassola.
Stephen Cachia, Alternattiva Demokratika spokesperson on Democracy and Civil Rights, added: “This Anniversary should not be celebrated in a festive manner, but in a rather more pensive way, since it is very important to give a thought to people living in war zones, like Iraq and Afghanistan, in countries with tribal and ethnic conflicts, like Ethiopia and Eritrea, Sudan and Chad, to the Palestinian and to the Kurdish people, to all those to whom this anniversary is just wishful thinking.”
“We hope that the theme chosen by the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, becomes a reality in the coming years – ‘Dignity and Justice for All of Us’,” concluded Stephen Cachia.