WE Comprise Humanity

Message by Dr Kerim

On December 10th, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights initiated a new birth for humankind, transcribing what used to be understood as common law into legal framework. The Preamble of the Declaration reads “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” and today, more than ever we should honor and implement these standards.

One might infer that human rights are seemingly a given predisposition; however our mankind still suffers appalling acts of terror where peoples are constantly being subjected to starvation, torture, mutilation, rape, murder, genocide, and enslavement.

Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to reaffirm the notion that EVERY human being is born equal, with undeniable rights to life, dignity, liberty, and free speech. I stand firmly on my priorities that include the right to live in peace and security, the right to attain same standards of health and education, the right to political freedom and vote. All of these aspects are non-negotiable and inviolable civil liberties necessary for every human being to reach self-actualization.

Furthermore, as a society we must provide support systems and mechanism in attaining equality in all forms, eliminating poverty, raising the level of literacy, preserving our environment and providing security. If human rights are being violated me must not stay silent. We must speak up and not only that, we must intervene, assist, and take action.

The role of the United Nations in the preservation of human rights globally has been vital. Moreover, the grounds that uphold the UN Charter subsequently read “reaffirm faith in the fundamental human rights” constituting the notion that human dignity and equality are the essentials of the organization. The decision to create a Human Rights Council within the UN system during the 60th session of the General Assembly was a bold and visionary step towards the implementation of the Nobel principles and goals established in the Declaration.

Black and white, rich or poor, male or female, old or young, WE ARE ALL ONE, WE ARE ALL EQUAL, WE COMPRISE HUMANITY.

As we breathe the same air and as we walk the same ground we should be able to attain the same rights.

We are all part of one human race. Let us acknowledge our humanity by preserving our human rights.

10 December 2015