DHR Newsletter – February, 2019
February has served as a turning point in the history of the Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights. The Declaration has welcomed new ambassadors, the signatures of several influential individuals, engagement with a number of new signatory cities, and – as a result of these developments – further enhancement of the Declaration’s universal legitimacy.
New Friends of the DHR
On the 21st of February, while in France to speak of his experiences of the catastrophic events of Fukushima, former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his wife Nabuko Kan both became signatories of the DHR.
Thanks to the efforts of committed ambassador, Noureddine Melikechi, the DHR was signed by Elizabeth A. Rogan, CEO and representative of the Optical Society.
“As Chief Executive Officer of The Optical Society (OSA), I am pleased to sign the statement proposing a Universal Declaration of Humankind’s Rights to include future generations, which will support actions aimed at protecting the environment and our planet. I would encourage other scientific societies to join OSA in this effort to ensure the rights of a sustainable, healthy planet.”
Click HERE to read Elizabeth A. Rogan’s complete statement.
Student Association “Le NOISE” has also signed the DHR. The association represents 1000 students from 9 schools (Assas, AgroParisTech, ECE Paris Ecole d’Ingénieurs, EM Lyon BS, ESCP Europe, ESSEC BS, La Sorbonne, Paris Dauphine University et Sciences Po Paris), all of whom are passionate about promoting innovation and advancements which have a positive impact on society. Through the organisation of conferences and events on the topic of social and environmental innovation, the support of social entrepreneurs during consulting missions and the maintenance of a blog, le NOISE enables all students to be agents of change for the societal issues that concern them.
The DDHu also welcomes two new ambassadors: Kolin Kobayashi, freelance journalist, writer and videographer and Secretary General of the Echo-Echanges Association in addition to Elisa Walleska Krüger Costa, Doctor of Psychology and President of the Institut Personna for Research Studies and Intervention. Both are now part of the Declaration’s network of ambassadors and are committed to promoting and distributing the Declaration.
The DHR Accumulates the Signatures of Major Cities!
The DHR is gaining momentum, with several key members of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group having signed the Declaration. The recently welcomed cities include Madrid, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Copenhagen.
Even more major signatures are expected within the next 2 months.
We will continue to keep you informed throughout the year of the progress which is made – in no small part – thanks to your help to continuously advance the DHR.