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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Basic income as human right campaign

bihumrightHuman Rights Day is celebrated across the world every year on December 10. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.

Human dignity is inviolable and basic income is a human right. Make your point by changing your profile picture on social media. Choose your picture here or add new ones. And invite your friends to join!

The action started on December 5 and will end December 12. Basic income supporters around the world are participating in numbers.

The hand-bird symbol in the pictures is the official Human Rights Logo. The background is taken from the German-Swiss movie “Basic Income: a Cultural Impulse”, by Enno Schmidt and Daniel Häni – you can watch the movie with English subtitles.

For the Facebook event, click here. The main page of the initiative is

About Vito Laterza

Vito Laterza has written 16 articles.

Vito Laterza is a research fellow at the University of Cape Town and the editor of the Human Economy Blog. He is an anthropologist, labour expert and political analyst focusing on politics, economy and society in Africa and the West. He writes regularly for international media such as Foreign Affairs and Al Jazeera English.

The views expressed in this Op-Ed piece are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the view of Basic Income News or BIEN. BIEN and Basic Income News do not endorse any particular policy, but Basic Income News welcomes discussion from all points of view in its Op-Ed section.

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