The staff of the Crimean Tatar Resource Center wholeheartedly congratulates on Human Rights Day, which, on the proposal of the UN General Assembly, is celebrated annually on December 10.
In the context of human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is of great importance. This is the first global definition of human rights in the history of mankind.
This is a landmark document which proclaimed the inalienable rights inherent to every person, regardless of his race, color, sex,
language, religion, political or other beliefs, national or social origin, property, estate or other status.
This year, we took part in a historic event, as for the first time, not only in the history of the Crimean Tatar people, but also in world history, the text of the fundamental legal document was translated into the Crimean Tatar language. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Crimean Tatar language was first posted on the official UN resource.
The declaration has a world record for the number of translations and is available in more than 520 languages, the Crimean Tatar translation has become 521st.
It is significant that this initiative was implemented by us precisely in 2019, because according to UN Resolution 71/178 (A / RES / 71/178) this year is the International Year of Indigenous Languages.
Back in 2018, the UN announced the campaign “Standupforhumanrights!” when every citizen of the world was invited to read one of the 30 articles of the declaration in his native language.
The Crimean Tatar Resource Center also called for joining this action. In addition, all 30 articles were translated into the Crimean Tatar language by teachers of the Novooleksiyivka school.
With this action, we demonstrated our commitment to the rule of law!
By reading articles in the Crimean Tatar language, we demonstrated the subjectivity of the Crimean Tatar people!
We actively participated in this campaign and during the year recorded hundreds of people of different ethnicities who read articles from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the Crimean Tatar language. Thus, we have demonstrated our commitment to human rights, since it is the declaration that gives us all rights and opportunities.