Today we celebrate Human Rights Day. United Nations General Assembly, consisting of representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, initiated on December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary.
This document is a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Declaration 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.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world in 500 languages.
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.
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