For the 5th year in a row, the United Nations Team is running the 20 KM of Brussels (27/05/2018) in support of the HeForShe solidarity movement, under the banner of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Furthermore, this year Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, and his team are joining the UN in this endeavor.
The 20 km of Brussels takes place on Sunday 27 May and is a major event in Belgium, bringing together runners and joggers from 121 different nationalities!
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights remains relevant today, every day, as our shared humanity is rooted in these universal values. It is a milestone document in the history of human rights, setting out a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration empowers us all by establishing the equal dignity and worth of every person. Equality, justice and freedom prevent violence and sustain peace. Solidarity with each other and fulfillment of human rights responsibilities are what bind us together on a shared planet. Each of us can and take action in our own daily life and stand up for our rights and for those of others. #StandUp4HumanRights.
Gender equality is also a human right: the HeForShe solidarity movement was created by UN Women to provide a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience, especially men and boys, can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime. The fundamental objective of HeForShe is to change discriminatory behaviours, through building awareness of the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment and the crucial role men can play in their own lives, and at more structural levels in their communities, to end the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. HeForShe invites men and boys, as well as women and girls, to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity.
Join the movement for equality and become a HeforShe!