December 10 – Human Rights Day

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  • The Human Rights Day is celebrated every December 10, commemorating the day in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    In 1950, the Assembly adopted resolution 423 (V), inviting all interested states and organizations to observe December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day.

    In 2017, the day was dedicated to launching a year-long campaign to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the two international covenants on human rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. , which were adopted by the General Assembly on December 16, 1996.

    The General Assembly proclaims the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common ideal for which all peoples and nations should strive, so that individuals and institutions, constantly drawing inspiration from it, promote, through teaching and education, respect to these rights and freedoms, as well as the fulfillment of their obligations, and in turn, through progressive national and international measures, their universal and effective recognition and application is ensured, both among the peoples of the member states and among those of the territories. arranged under its jurisdiction.

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