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HUMAN RIGHTS FOR EVERYONE
“Cyrus the great, founder of the Persian Empire, pronounced an edict guaranteeing the rights and welfare of the Babylonians after he overthrew Babylon in 539 B.C. Many consider this to be the first declaration of human rights."Stand up for human right
Multicultural Youth Program
Manhattan Multicultural Counseling (MMCNYC), founded in 2003, aims to provide educational programs for youth that encourages cultural competency, diversity, and tolerance. Its mission is to promote Human Rights for Everyone.
New York City is a unique melting pot, which brings together people from various regions of the United States and the world. This social diversity allows many different perspectives, enriches our own experiences, and provides an opportunity for us to deepen our understanding of other cultures and backgrounds.
Summer of 2007, Manhattan Multicultural Summer Youth Program (MMSYP) was launched to bring together young people of different cultures, ethnicities, and faiths. MMSYP provides opportunities for young people to engage with one another and create an environment where they can share, respect, and value cultural differences.
Through exposure to people from diverse backgrounds, youths in the New York City area will gain a greater awareness, appreciation, and understanding of their similarities and differences. The MMSYP has proven beneficial to reduce racial, religious, and intercultural tension.
According to Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities (adopted by General Assembly Resolution 47/135 of 18 December 1992)
“Article 4:4 --States should, where appropriate, take measures in the field of education, in order to encourage knowledge of the history, traditions, language and culture of minorities existing within their territory. Persons belonging to minorities should have adequate opportunities to gain knowledge of the society as a whole.”
"Tolerance: Human beings must respect one another in all their diversity of belief, culture and language. Differences within and between societies should be neither feared nor repressed, but cherished as a precious asset of humanity.”
-Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General, 2000