Past Highlights

See some of the stories and events that took place in 2017 during the Stand Up for Someone's Rights Today campaign.



The Smurfs stand up for human rights!

5 May 2017

Did you know that the Smurfs are working on ending poverty, fighting inequality, and tackling climate change? They have signed on to support the 17 goals for Sustainable Development which were adopted in 2015. And they are calling for people to stand up for justice and equality.

The “Small Smurfs Big Goals” campaign is designed to encourage everyone to learn about and support the Sustainable Development Goals.

If you would like to encourage children and young people to learn more about and champion the Sustainable Development Goals, you can help them join “Team Smurfs” by visiting the website. Visitors can find information on how to contribute to achieving the goals; discover which ones are best suited to their interests; raise their voices for a better world for all; and share information, ideas and images on social media.

More information can also be found in the campaign video.

Join #TeamSmurfs and #standup4humanrights!

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

people have stood up for human rights

We can all be Human Rights Champions

Tweet, Instagram or YouTube your action using the hashtag #Standup4humanrights.

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