On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Declaration stipulates universal values and international standards of human rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being.
Human Rights Day, December 10, commemorates the day the Declaration was adopted and is an opportunity to emphasize the importance of human rights in realizing the world we want.
The Declaration contains 30 articles that include a wide range of basic human rights, including the right to equality, life, and liberty – regardless of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, religion, language, or any other status. Additionally, it asserts the right to form and join trade unions, as well as the right to health and education.
While its promise is still to be fully realized, the articles remain as relevant as ever and highlight our shared needs as workers and, more importantly, as a global community.
In celebration of this year’s Human Rights Day, UFCW Canada has developed a special poster that can be downloaded from this page and posted in the workplace, or shared with your friends, family, and colleagues.
As the country’s leading union, UFCW Canada believes that workers’ rights are human rights, and our day-to-day work is guided by this principle. To learn more about UFCW’s efforts in the area of human rights, visit our Human Rights, Equity & Diversity webpage.