Human Rights Day: December 10th

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019


Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, (United States) holding a Declaration of Human Rights
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Human Rights Day is Dec. 10th. Here is what I found with the photo of Eleanor Roosevelt. I put in bold some key ideas:

Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The formal inception of Human Rights Day dates from 1950, after the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V) inviting all States and interested organizations to adopt 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.

When the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight abstentions, it was proclaimed as a “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations,” towards which individuals and societies should “strive by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance.” Although the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human rights. Today the general consent of all United Nations Member States on the basic Human Rights laid down in the Declaration makes it even stronger and emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights, as the main United Nations rights official, and his Office play a major role in coordinating efforts for the yearly observation of Human Rights Day.

Source: https://www.ohchr.org/EN/AboutUs/Pages/HumanRightsDay.aspx

Below are symbols to represent Human Rights Day. Take a moment to read the above and perhaps do a good deed for someone today that acknowledges his or her human rights.

70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights

Monday, December 10th, 2018
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Human Rights Day is December 10th and this is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Here is a link for more information and celebration:
Here is an excerpt from this website:
How do human rights help you?

Human rights are relevant to all of us, not just those who face repression or mistreatment. They protect you in many areas of your day-to-day life, including:

  • your right to have and express your own opinions
  • your right to an education
  • your right to a private and family life
  • your right not to be mistreated or wrongly punished by the state
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Human Rights | United Nations – Un.org

www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/human-rights/
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

 

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