Nepal: Mount Everest Blue Diamond Project

Welcome to the Mt. Everest Blue Diamond Project:
80% of funds raised will support the Blue Diamond Society’s need for a basic health care clinic.

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First, there are a few things I want you to know… and I want to tell you what they all have to do with one another.

* On December 10, 2008 the world will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the articles of this declaration with the premise that all human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms.

* In November of 2006 twenty-nine distinguished experts from twenty-five countries with expertise in human rights law met at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. These experts unanimously adopted the Yogyakarta Principles on the Application of International Human Rights Law in relation to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

* In existence since 1988 and incorporated in 1996 Project 10East is New England’s stronghold for the work of creating and sustaining safe space in schools and communities where young people can experience mutual respect with a focus on personal excellence, regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation or the perception thereof.

* In 2001, in Kathmandu, Nepal the Blue Diamond Society was established with the vision to create societies which respect and value all sexual and gender minorities and where each sexual and gender minorities can live with equal rights and dignity and have hopes and opportunities for the future.

In recognition of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to promote the Yogyakarta Principles, Project 10East is partnering with me on my trek in Nepal.

The trek will support the work of both Project 10East and the Blue Diamond Society.

Sunil Pant


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