This article is about the feeling of being part of your country, sometimes we aren’t noticed of the relevance of our center. Have a nationality is something that identify each of us, one of the most common question when you travel, or you meet new people of different nationalities is, where are you from? We have an immediate answer for that, but the truth meaning, relevance based on Human Rights and experiences that someone could have is something that you never ask yourself.
The meaning of the sense of belonging according to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (1983) is “that all must have a secure physical, emotional and political locus within society”. We live in a world where we create a society and coexist together represented in figure 1, identify the place that we have in the world is our commitment and that goes hand in hand Human Rights, from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the article fifteen “(1) Everyone has the right to a nationality. (2) No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his nationality nor denied the right to change his nationality.” (United Nations General Assembly, 1948)
The importance of the sense of belonging is that we born with that right, we deserve that for the simple fact of being human and the feelings for the place we where born are important, even if that is not perfect or desirable the construction of development or improve increase the sense of being a part of something no matter the paths that we take like the figure 2 shows. A personal experience could be when I’m talking with foreigners and the feeling of share a lot of information about my country, about my culture is amazing. They are very often interested in the food or in social and political environment those moments let you remind the things that you like or dislike of your country but also it means an ingrained part of you.
Given these points, it’s important recognize Human Rights like a pillar of sense of belonging. Depends on each of us giving the relevance in our life but always is going to be there and is something that define your existence.
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Morales, A. (31 de Julio de 2010). Obtenido de https://www.flickr.com/photos/broken_ombrello/4846141758
Spisani, V. (16 de Febrero de 2018). Obtenido de https://www.flickr.com/photos/valeriospisani/39574411174
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. (1983). Obtenido de http://www.unesco.org/education/pdf/34_59.pdf
United Nations General Assembly. (10 de December de 1948). Obtenido de http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/217(III)