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UNRWA students and community members come together to celebrate Human Rights Day
10 December 2016
In its nearly 700 schools across the region, UNRWA continuously strives to instill a strong understanding of and appreciation for human rights among young Palestine refugees. Through the US-funded Human Rights, Conflict Resolution and Tolerance (HRCRT) education programme, implemented as part of the wider Education Reform, UNRWA teachers and educationalists work to empower Palestine refugee students to enjoy and exercise their rights, uphold human rights values, be proud of their Palestinian identity, and contribute positively to their society and the global community.
Every year, these values are celebrated on Human Rights Day on 10 December, which commemorates the day on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. To mark the occasion, UNRWA schools across the Agency’s fields of operations hosted special events where students, teachers, parents and local residents celebrated the international day and shared their views and ideas on promoting human rights within their communities.
On this day, UNRWA joins the international community in reaffirming our common humanity and taking a stand to ensure that the human rights of every person around the world, including Palestine refugees, are respected and upheld.