“Today, get up for someone’s rights!” We celebrate the Day of Human Rights
On this day, December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its preamble and thirty articles outline a common standard of success for all peoples and nations and for the first time established that fundamental human rights are universally protected. After sixty-eight years, human rights and values are still under attack all over the world. However, citizens of this world can make a difference by taking a step forward and defending the rights of vulnerable people who are at risk of discrimination and violence.
“It is time for each of us to take a step forward for human rights. There is no action that is too small: wherever you are, you can make the difference. Together we can adopt a position for more humanity” -High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.
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