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EFPA and its member associations celebrate Human Rights Day today!

10 Dec 2013

EFPA will increase its effort to defend human rights and clearer define the role of psychologists.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

EFPA will increase its effort to defend human rights and clearer define the role of psychologists.

Human rights already play a crucial role in EFPA’s Carta Ethica or Charter of Professional Ethics for Psychologists and in the Meta-code of Ethics.

Nevertheless, the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations in its General Assembly in Stockholm, in July 2013, decided to become stronger involved in defending human rights and clearer define the role of psychologists.

Therefore the EFPA General Assembly established a Task Force on Human Rights that would stronger articulate psychologists’ responsibilities and would develop a policy for raising awareness on human rights and human rights violations, preventing violations and alleviating the effects of human rights violations.

More information on the events internationally: http://at20.ohchr.org/human-right-day.html

The video statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navi Pillay for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2013 can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhX-KbVbEQ0

 

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