“We may have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin, but we all belong to one human race." – Kofi Annan
The first article of The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights (1948) tells us that all human beings are born free and equal.
This document puts into words a set of rights and freedoms that are common to everyone regardless of our nationality, race, sex, colour, language, religion or political opinion.
This declaration is important as it shows us the recipe to creating a socially just world. For example, the declaration tells us that everyone has the right to an education and to be free from slavery. These are rights that most of us take for granted.