UN Human Rights Day
When is Human Rights Day? This holiday is always observed on December 10
The United Nations addressed human rights as one of its first issues. Human Rights Day promotes awareness of the importance of these issues around the world. On this date in 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each year, a new theme is established for the year. In 2006, the theme is fighting poverty.
In 1948, the UN adopted its Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a document that defines the rights of every human being in every country of the world. Per the United Nations website, this declaration proclaimed the” inalienable rights everyone is entitled to as a human being, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.”
These rights are something we easily take for granted in the United States. Although even in the U.S., we are far fro perfect and can make improvements. Elsewhere, freedom and basic rights are not a given. The UN hs been fighting these issues for decades and will continue to do so.
How to Celebrate Human Rights Day
- Participate in this day by learning more about these issues around the globe.
- Offer your time and money in support of issues that are important to you.
- Support organizations that focus upon human rights.
“You can be young once. But, you can always by immature.” – – Dave Barry
History and Origin of Human Rights Day
The United Nations General Assembly created the first Human Rights Day on December 10, 1948. Since then, it day has been promoted annually by Rights groups around the world.
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