70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

March 2019

Image: Michael Combs, Founder and CEO CareerSeekers with John Pradel, Director at SJB


70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In support of Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, SJB has signed a three-year partnership with the non-profit organisation CareerSeekers. CareerSeekers supports Australia’s humanitarian entrants into professional careers by facilitating internships for people who are either currently studying at university or looking to restart their professional careers in Australia.

John Pradel, director at SJB, Sydney was there to sign the agreement and confirm SJB’s commitment to providing professional development for refugees and humanitarian entrants as well as to fostering a diverse workforce in Australia through 12-week paid internships across our architecture, urban and interiors practice.

In addition to providing employment support, SJB has made a financial contribution to CareerSeekers and will be providing specialist volunteer services.

About Article 23

In 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was ratified as a common standard for all peoples and all nations. It is a milestone document in the history of human rights that set out, for the first time, to universally protect fundamental human rights. 

Article 23 of the UDHR is specific to an individual’s right to work, and it forms the baseline of our commitment:

1. Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
2. Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
3. Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
4. Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

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