Human Rights Youth Perspective – Menson

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted on December 10, 1948.   Senator Emile Saint-Lot from Haiti was a co-signatory, along with U.S.  First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and many other countries.  To read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (in English) (French) (in Kreyol).  Following is perspective from a youth leader in Haiti.
by Menson, 12/7/13

This year, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights celebrates its 65 years. It is a great joy since those 65 years, States of the world are struggling to achieve the ideal set by this important document that Senator Emile Saint-lot was one of the pioneers. For me, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights means today, the value that every country must give to this document to apply it in its territory. This document means to me, today, the Government of every country must be able to recognize that every human being has Rights attached to his human person.

This Declaration has touched everyone because every day, the United Nations fights for the Rights of individuals are respected in all the nooks and crannies of the world. Today, countries are much more involved in the movement of recognition and respect for human rights.

The vision I have for the future is: I want to see one day that, Human Rights are respected in the world. I would like to see that all Human beings are free and equal in dignity and rights as stipulated in the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. To achieve this vision, everyone must bring their own stone.

In Haiti, the declaration of Human Rights can have a great impact. If in 1948, via the famous Senator Emile St. Lot, Haiti had contributed to the elaboration and adoption of such a document, the rest of us have to work for the implementation of this declaration be efficient and effective here in Haiti . Government, organizations and especially young people should be involved more in this fight so hard but still happen to achieve the ideal of this document with faith and perseverance.


Menson lives in Haiti and has been an active member of THE SPARK of Le Flambeau, completing his first class this December.