The United Nations launched a new worldwide campaign to help promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through multilingual videos.

Nuno Roque is backing the #RightsOutLoud initiative to help spread, promote and protect all human rights. As part of the ongoing Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today campaign, and in the lead-up to the 2018 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN wishes to raise awareness of basic human rights, being violated around the globe.

As a multilingual speaker, Nuno Roque chose to read Article 25 from the historic document, in Portuguese and English; and Article 19 in French. Watch the videos below.

Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 25 - English (English).

'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood'

Article 1

'All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.'

Article 1

The campaign encourages everybody around the world to take a stand for human rights by using a new United Nations platform to record themselves reading any of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration in their native language and share their video with their communities. The videos recorded by people, both private and public figures around the world will become part of a multilingual educational platform that aims to increase awareness of human rights in all corners of the world. The project offers an interactive tool that ultimately aims to broaden access to the Declaration to new audiences, including the millions of illiterate or visually impaired.

Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 25 - Portuguese (Português).

'Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.'

Article 19

'Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.'

Article 19

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a landmark document adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, which for the first time laid out fundamental human rights for all, to be universally protected — is the most translated document in the world, with currently 502 translations.

The Stand Up For Someone’s Rights Today campaign, run by the United Nations Human Rights Office, aims to galvanize everyone — private sector, Governments, individuals, civil society — to play an active role in standing up to defend the human rights of all, at a time when these hard-won rights and freedoms are facing increasing pressures across the world.

Universal Declaration of Human RightsArticle 19 - French (Français).

* If you wish to add your voice, click here. You can also follow #StandUp4HumanRights and #RightsOutLoud.