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Universal Human Rights Month: December 2022

Every December, in recognition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we observe Universal Human Rights Month. As stated by the United Nations, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.”

As an organization which has established itself as a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, this month is especially meaningful, highlighting the continued need to seek universal human rights for our community and our world.

In recognition of this Universal Human Rights Month, we are taking a look back at some of our celebrations of diversity throughout 2022.

  1. February 2022: Black History Month
  2. March 2022: Women’s History Month
  3. May 2022: Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) History Month
  4. October: Hispanic Heritage Month
  5. October 2022: Global Diversity Awareness Month

In addition to our own recognition of history and awareness months, showcasing our vast employee base, COMPLY CEO Amy Kadomatsu was featured on a recent Think Advisor recent podcast, sharing her perspective on the need to create a more equitable and diverse workspace.

With 2023 quickly coming into focus, the need to continue to honor and recognize universal human rights and diversity among our workspaces remains a vital initiative for all COMPLY brands. Because we know, we are better when every person, worldwide, benefits from the rights listed within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Therefore, we must continue to, “strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance.”