December 10 was declared by the General Assembly of the United Nations as HUMAN RIGHTS DAY in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
This year’s slogan, Human Rights 365,encompasses the idea that every day is Human Rights Day. It celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.
In his celebratory speech today, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon said:
“I call on States to honor their obligation to protect human rights every day of the year. I call on people to hold their governments to account. “
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Today is important to us on this blog because it marks the freedom of mankind; the liberty that you and I enjoy today and the rights that generations to come will enjoy.
HAPPY HUMAN RIGHTS DAY!!!
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