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Human Rights Day
Today is Human Rights Day, designated to honor the 1948 passage of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are entitled.
The Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program of AAAS addresses ethical, legal and human rights issues related to the conduct and application of science and technology. The Program is committed to promoting high standards for the practice of science and engineering; advancing the human right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications; engaging scientists, engineers and their professional associations in human rights efforts; monitoring and enhancing assessment of emerging ethical, legal, and human rights issues related to science and technology; furthering the use of science and technology in support of human rights; and initiating activities to address the impact of developments at the intersection of science, technology, and law.
The Science NetLinks' collection of Martin Luther King Day Teaching Resources may offer useful materials for your classroom.