Humanists for Social Justice and Environmental Action supports Human Rights, Social and Economic Justice, Environmental Activism and Planetary Ethics in North America & Globally, with particular reference to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other Human Rights UN treaties and conventions listed above.
International Day of Peace - US/UN
US residents: Today is the International Day of Peace, and we're honoring those who dedicate their lives to peace: United Nations peacekeepers. We still need 1,000 people to sign the thank you card that we'll deliver to peacekeepers serving around the world – help us reach our goal of 30,000 signatures by adding your name! From Haiti to Mali to Afghanistan, more than 113,000 UN peacekeepers are working to bring peace and stability back to regions torn apart by violence. They've left their homes behind to protect civilians and restore democracy in some of the most dangerous places in the world, and unfortunately, some have even lost their lives: 61 peacekeepers have been killed so far this year alone. For their service, sacrifice, and willingness to go where others cannot – or will not – they deserve our thanks. This International Day of Peace, show your appreciation for UN peacekeepers' life-saving work by signing their card – and you can even add a note if you'd like.