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The Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights


(Pocket size paper pamphlet) 9781642551532

Price $7.38 (Ships in 1-5 days) (Postage $2 or 5% of purchase price, whichever is larger)

By UN General Assembly, December 10, 1948; and illustrations by YAK (Yacine Ait Kaci) in 2015


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The Human Rights Pocketbook Project seeks partners in ethical business, civil society, and effective government institutions to help distribute copies to high school seniors and college freshmen as a recruiting tool for youth leadership. Repetition of good ideas like how to respect, protect, and promote human rights in your sphere of influence is essential for building human rights common sense.

Although recruiting youth leadership is a primary goal, education in general is a primary goal as well. The annual distribution of the Human Rights Pocketbook to key stakeholders of UN Global Compact participants is also an appropriate use of the Human Rights Pocketbook.

The Human Rights Pocketbook Project is sponsored by the Empathy Surplus Project, an federation of Caring Citizens’ Congresses. Visit joinESP. Caring citizen excellence in peace building depends on the ongoing, repetitive promotion of human rights.

Ethical businesses that want to offer grants to help civil society distribute these books, as well as civil society seeking grants, may email, subject line: Donate to Human Rights Pocket Book Grants.

Thank you Edward Jones, St. Louis, MO, for being the first major donor.

Civil society organizations like Rotary, Lions, or Kiwanis Clubs seeking grants to help distribute books for their youth leadership recruiting may email, subject line: Apply for Human Rights Pocket Book Grants.

About the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 

According to the Rotarian Action Group for Peace,

Rotarians adopted a resolution in 1940, in Havana, Cuba, calling for “freedom, justice, truth, sanctity of the pledged word, and respect for human rights ”that became the framework for the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Eleanor Roosevelt was a major contributor to the development of the final draft of the UDHR. The following excerpt of Mrs. Roosevelt’s promotion of the document in 1948 defines for the Empathy Surplus Project, what it means to be a progressive in today’s world. Mrs. Roosevelt no doubt was referencing part of the UN Charter preamble the declares “We the People of the United Nations determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom . . .”  Eleanor Roosevelt wrote,

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person; the neighborhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman, and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.”

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