A landmark of light: New York City's Empire State building will light up in a vivid blue color today as part of Human Rights Watch's annual recognition of humanitarian issues.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights consists of 30 articles and was adopted on December 10, 1948 in Paris after WWII. While the efficacy of these types of agreement are certainly up for debate, nobody has actually implemented an alternative solution to the daunting humanitarian issues our planet faces.
I sometimes can't help but question the ethics of critiquing or criticizing the works of such efforts. When you are well fed and out of harm's way, it's unfortunately easy to get caught up in the bleak numbers and forget about the true causes.