It’s been 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations. It is a landmark document that sets out fundamental human rights to be universally protected – from freedom of expression, to the presumption of innocence, and the right to education.
The Elders are joining emerging young leaders to debate the future of human rights in an event: “Challenging Human Rights Leadership” in partnership with The British Council and SOAS, University of London.
Take the actions below to show your support and Stand Up for Human Rights:
Share and answer our digital polls to let us know what you think about the future of human rights:
1. Are our human rights better protected today than in 1948?
2. What makes a good ethical leader?
3. What is the greatest challenge to the future of human rights?
The results will be discussed live during the event on 29 October.
Share the livestream on 29 October at 16:00 GMT.