Human Rights Day

 

Human Right

10 DEC

 

Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain

“Sa`adi  Shirazi”

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.

First ‘Human Rights Charter’ is Persian

The cylinder of Cyrus the Great was discovered in 1879 by the Assyrian archaeologist Hormuz Rassam in his excavations at the site of Babylon. It is barrel-shaped, around 23cm long and 11cm wide, and is inscribed in Akkadian cuneiform. Now housed in the British Museum, it includes a detailed account by Cyrus of his conquest of Babylon in 539BCE and his subsequent humane treatment of his conquered subjects. It has been hailed as the world’s first declaration of human rights.

The Declaration of Human Rights written by Cyrus the Great has been hailed as the first charter of human rights, predating the Magna Carta  by nearly two millenniums (~1700 years) and in 1971 the United Nations was published translation of it in all the official U.N. languages. It is now kept in the British Museum and it is no exaggeration to say that it is one of the most precious historical records of the world. Also a replica of the Cyrus cylinder is kept at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Iran human right  trip (7 days)

Welcome to the land of mystery, contrast, history and hospitality. Take this trip to Iran to gain an insight to this country and be prepared for

Itinerary

Day 1

Tehran

Arriving Tehran meeting the leader and transferring hotel

See Iran National museum and get amazed at its priceless pieces, spend your time in the busiest Bazaar in Iran and maybe sip some tea in a nice tea-house

Day 2

Shiraz

Fly to Shiraz in the morning and after the hotel check-in head to the  Zand complex including the castle, gardens and mosque to get a sense of Shiraz as a capital 250 years ago.
Day 3

Shiraz

Drive to Persepolis and Necropolis (Naghshe Rostam) and Unearth the ruins of Persepolis as a world heritage.
Day 4

Isfahan

Drive to Isfahan. Get acquainted with the historic Royal square of Isfahan registered as a world heritage. Visit picturesque Royal mosque, Sheikh-Lotfollah mosque and Aliqapoo palace. Taste Iranian food at the cooking class hosted by a local family.
Day 5

Isfahan

Ponder on the breathtaking Armenian Vank church In Isfahan and marvel around Isfahan Armenian quarter, Jolfa. Stroll aside Isfahan river and admire the masters who built several bridges over it through the history. This afternoon is at leisure.
Day 6

Tehran

Drive to Tehran. Free afternoon in Tehran.
Days 7 Flight back home

 

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