Share The World's Resources talk at Kingston University: Reclaiming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for 'we the peoples of the United Nations'
WhenMonday, 5th November 2018
WhereKingston University, Room 1008, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2EE, United Kingdom
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year, but few people are aware of its radical implications for achieving a better world. In this talk by Share The World's Resources (STWR), a political campaigning group based in London, we will discuss the contemporary relevance of the United Nations founding document of human rights - particularly its 25th Article, which proclaims the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living.
The presentation aims to stimulate a debate about the importance of fulfilling economic and social rights, which is often overlooked in mainstream courses of study. Above all, STWR will demonstrate how implementing Article 25 into a set of binding, enforceable obligations through domestic and international laws is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.
Participants are therefore invited to further engage with these issues, and join in a global movement that calls on governments to end poverty as an overriding priority.
All are welcome.