10 December: Human Rights Day


The Theme of the 2018 Human Rights Day was ‘Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity’.

This year, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document that proclaimed the rights which everyone is essentially entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, national or social origin, property, or birth.

The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

• It was drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world.

• The Universal Declaration is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

The first Human Rights Day was celebrated in 1950.

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