Human Rights Day: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70!
Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10– the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948. We need to stand up for our own rights and those of others. We can take action in our own daily lives, to uphold the rights that protect us all and thereby promote the kinship of all human beings.
Image: UDHR Poster: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”