Dec 10, 2017

Int’l HR day is today

International Human Rights Day is annually observed on December 10.

It marks the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

This year Human Rights Day will kick off a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all people and all nations

It establishes the equal dignity and worth of every person.

In a message to mark the day, UN secretary-general António Guterres notes the declaration establishes the equality and dignity of every human being and stipulates that every government has a core duty to enable all people to enjoy all their inalienable rights and freedoms.