Dear friends of the DHR,
In 2020, it seems that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is ready to take a step forward! More and more ambassadors are spreading the message and values promoted by the Declaration, having a growing impact abroad. This is a truly promising sign, showing that support is becoming international and that the DHR is getting a lot of attention…
At the G5 Sahel in Nouakchott, Roland Ries promotes the DHR’s merits.
On 25th February, the G5 Sahel met for its 6th summit in the capital of Mauritania. It was an opportunity for Roland Ries, Mayor of Strasbourg and Ambassador of the DHR, to cite the Declaration as an example in his speech, in the presence of Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
“[It is dangerous] to believe that you can enjoy living in your own community, in your own town, in your own region, in your own department, without any consideration of the rest of the world. It is a mistake. It was already a mistake in the past, and it is even more so today, since everyone knows that the world is closely interconnected. In France, Corinne Lepage launched a movement, which is called the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights, meaning that decisions must be taken here and now to avoid later having to take them, and to make them more difficult to take.”Roland Ries
The Board of Directors of the DHR’s Friends is going international
The members of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights unanimously agreed to extend their ranks and include new national and foreign personalities: on the national level, Patrick Klugman, diplomatic adviser to the Mayor of Paris, and Christophe Giovannetti, President of the association Union Nations Federation; and on the international level, Jeremy Rifkin, American essayist and adviser to numerous governments, Julien Chambolle, Secretary General of Africa 21, and El Hadji Cheikh Anta Seck, journalist in Senegal and director of publications at torchedumonde.com. Our association also recruited new ambassadors in the Middle East, including General Mohammed Farih Al-Harthi, General Shaker Alaa Abdulrahman, Khouj Azzam Faisal, partner at Azzam Law law firm (Saudi Arabia), and Nadia Zaza, former collaborator of King Hussein of Jordan, now a consultant.
The town of Verrières-le-Buisson signed the Declaration!
On Thursday, March 5, Corinne Lepage went to Verrières-le-Buisson, near Paris, to have Mayor François-Guy Trébulle sign the Declaration. The city is thus added to our growing list of signatories, that makes us very proud.
The Board of Directors of the DHR’s Friends