Human Rights Day 2017: What Is Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December - the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages, says United Nations.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the UDHR 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.
Respect for #HumanRights is at the heart of development & peace. Without it, we can't achieve #GlobalGoals.- United Nations (@UN) December 10, 2017
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"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," un.org says.
Human Rights Day 2017: Universal Declaration Of Human Rights
UDHR was adopted by United Nations General Assembly at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217, when, of the then 58 members of the United Nations, 48 voted in favor, none against, eight abstained, and two did not vote.
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." On the 70th anniversary of the @UN Universal Declaration of #HumanRights, see why the articles are still as relevant today as they did after WWII: https://t.co/QC1IQqgWc5 #Standup4HumanRights- UN Development (@UNDP) December 10, 2017
The preamble of UDHR ends with this:
"Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction".
Read the UDHR here:
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