By Hope O'Brien (Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010)
This December 1 through 10, students across the US will be joining forces for the first PHR NSP National Action of the year.
December 1 is World AIDS Day – a day to acknowledge the impact of HIV/ AIDS and to demand a legitimate response. This year, the United Nations has chosen the theme “Universal Access and Human Rights.”
Since the United Nations drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1947, December 10 has been observed as International Human Rights Day. The day serves as a time to reflect on the continued significance of this document, and how we can demand that it be honored in the face of ongoing human rights violations.
National Actions are useful to Chapters as organizing tools to build energy and interest among new members, and sustain momentum for existing members. They can demonstrate the impact that students can have on health policy and practice.
The NSP will announce the December National Action next week. Join us!