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United Nations: Human Rights Day

December 10

Posted: Monday, April 01, 2019 at 06:00 AM UT


The promotion and protection of human rights has been a major preoccupation for the United Nations since 1945, when the Organization's founding nations resolved that the horrors of The Second World War should never be allowed to recur. Respect for human rights and human dignity "is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world", the General Assembly declared three years later in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, all States and interested organizations were invited by the General Assembly to observe 10 December as Human Rights Day. The Day marks the anniversary of the Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Over the years, a whole network of human rights instruments and mechanisms has been developed to ensure the primacy of human rights and to confront human rights violations wherever they occur.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
https://www.ohchr.org

United Nations: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Full One-Sheet Page English Poster 27" x 40"
(for schools and educational institutions)

Aramaic (Syriac, Surayt) translation

President and Chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, looking at the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Photo: UN.On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following page.  Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."

United Nations: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 


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