RYHRI is an independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles , with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. YHRI is one of the major collaborators of United Nations in Human Rights education and in this respect it conducts annual summits, educational world tour as well as artistic contests. YHRI works with human rights advocates, legislators, teachers, police and humanitarians to encourage young people to learn and champion human rights. It has collaborating partners such as: Friends of the United Nations, United Nations Society of Writers, and Amnesty International.
Most recently, YHRI released a series of 30 audiovisual public service announcements, one for each article of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first of these messages, released in late 2005, have been screened to more than 130 million people. YHRI also publishes the UNITED Human Rights Handbook also in Parsi language, providing educators and leaders with a practical tool with which to teach human rights to the young.
View the artwork sample and message to the Academy HERE