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Human-rights organizations all over the world will be gearing up for the anniversary of the Declaration. We are in the middle of the decade for human-rights education so schools can also get involved. Ask your local human-rights groups what they are doing to mark the 50th anniversary. Here are some international campaigns:

*Amnesty International's Get Up Sign Up campaign for the 50th anniversary of the Declaration asks you to make your pledge to work for human rights by signing the world's biggest book - to be presented to the UN on 10 December 1998. Within the campaign, you have the opportunity to act on behalf of individuals who have stood up for human rights. Ask your national Amnesty International section for more information or find it on website: http://www.amnesty.excite.com

* The UN Human Rights Commission has details of more than 50 ideas on how to mark the anniversary of the Declaration. Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Geneva, Switzerland. Website: http://www.unhchr.ch/html/50th/50anniv.htm#50

*Human Rights Watch keeps an eye on world abuses of human rights and produces detailed reports. Find them at: 485 Fifth Ave, New York, NY 10017-6104, US.
Tel: (+1)212 972 8400. Fax: (+1)212 972 0905. e-mail: [email protected]



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New Internationalist issue 298 magazine cover This article is from the January 1998 issue of New Internationalist.
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