Commemorating U.N. Human Rights Day

On 10th of December 2013, 65 years have passed since the adoption of Human Rights Declaration by the United Nations on 10th December 1948. Afro-Asian People's Solidarity Organization was set up in 1958 when most of the countries in the African continent were under colonial rule. Even in Asia and Latin America all the countries were not free. The priority of AAPSO was assisting the liberation movements to achieve freedom from colonialism which is the main pillar of human rights. True freedom is human rights for everybody.

Even after 65 years Human Rights Charter Palestinian People have to undergo immense hardships to achieve their inalienable rights to be a free people in their own land usurped by settlers . Despite acceptance of this Charter, inequality and injustice laws still prevail in many parts of the World. Wars and proxy wars are still fought to acquire the natural resources such as hydrocarbon (petrol) in Middle East and Africa.

AAPSO whole-heartedly support the efforts of U.N Human Rights Commission to highlight the violation of Human Rights in any part of the World, yet some of the powerful countries who lecture vociferously about the violation of human rights are themselves committing enormous human rights violations. One area is the manufacture and sales of arms to poorer countries which are mostly used for unjust wars and conflicts which mostly end up in killing fields.

In Guantanamo, U.S. has set up a prison for those who were supposed to have been party to attack on the World Trade Center in New York more than ten years ago without been still produced before court of law. These inmates are subject to harsh conditions including leading to suicide. Millions of people are in refugee camps even for generations such as Palestinians in Lebanon and elsewhere. Gaza remains an open prison with high unemployment, infantile mortality and malnutrition.Over three million Syrian refugues are in the neighbouring countries which is a humanitarian disaster.

International trade now governed by WTO cannot be separated from Human Rights issue where the poorer countries have to launch a hard bargain to achieve their favorable condition of trade against the developed countries. In addition unjust sanctions and embargoes still prevalence against weaker nations adding enormous hardship to the people even adopting relevant resolutions in the U.N. general assemply to lift them such as against Cuba.

Despite enormous opposition from the world public opinion, unnamed drones continue to fly over tribal areas of Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere which kills innocent people including women, elderly  and children.

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood" says Article I of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Stipulated areas where human rights are mostly violated remain as follows:


1- Denial of the equal rights to women specially developing countries.
2- Lack of access to clean water, minimum health facilities to the most needy.
3- Sexual violations of the helpless women and girls specially in conflict zones.
4- Absence of minimum facilities for even primary education in developing countries. In Baluchistan province of Pakistan, women literacy has not gone beyond  ten percent of population. In Afghanistan, extremist Taliban set fire to women's schools. They are prevented from entering schools.
5- Child labor is still in persistence despite passing of laws.


AAPSO believes that N.G.Os need to vociferously steer an awareness campaign world over on these Human Rights issue.