Petition Sign-A-Thons Celebrate International Year Of Youth

Hull, United Kingdom
15 August 2010

Sign-a-thons result in thousands of signatures gathered across six continents. Sign-a-thons result in thousands of signatures gathered across six continents.

Youth for Human Rights International volunteers and supporters around the world held human rights petition sign-a-thons on August 12th through 15th in honor of the United Nations International Day of Youth. The petition calls upon government officials in every nation on earth to promote the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and “cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories.” This is in accordance with the General Assembly’s adoption of the Declaration on December 10, 1948.

Accordingly, Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is urging leaders in countries around the world to recognize that children who do not know their rights are vulnerable to abuse. By educating youth in their rights, national leaders are investing in the future stability and health of their countries.

Sponsored by YHRI, the petition has been signed by hundreds of thousands of supporters worldwide—even so, volunteers will not stop gathering signatures until they have millions. Events are planned to do just that throughout the remainder of this year and well into 2011 when the Human Rights Education World Tour will once again circumnavigate the globe, reaching tens of thousands of children and officials in person with the message that human rights are the business of each and every inhabitant of Earth.

Click here to sign the petition at YHRI’s sister site,