Building peace in the minds of men and women

Human Rights: The Unfinished Task

It is freedom of expression that guarantees the rights of individuals, minorities, the collective and the community. Any suggestion that freedom of expression is a luxury of the West insults the historic struggles of individuals and communities all over the world for the dignity and well-being of their kind, for social fulfilment, equality of opportunity, equitable sharing of resources, access to shelter, nourishment and health. Such claims are an attempt to diminish our humanity, to reduce us to marginal existence even within our own societies. It is a clear vote for the party of Power against the communality of Freedom.

Wole Soyinka, Nigerian writer, Nobel laureate in literature 

The UNESCO Courier, March 1994


Interview: Edouard J. Maunick talks to Jasmina Šopova

Heritage: King Henry's fabulous works, by Francis Leary

Archives: Le Corbusier : Venice, a picture of harmony 

Discover other issues on Human Rights in the Courier.

March 1994

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