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Human Rights Day

posted Dec 11, 2018, 9:14 AM by Kelly Pheneger   [ updated Dec 11, 2018, 9:16 AM ]

On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris, France. This document, intended as a common standard for all peoples and nations, sought to establish equal human dignity and inalienable rights no matter a person’s race, religion, sex, language, politics, national origin or other status.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10 in honor of this major milestone toward global human equality. 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Eleanor Roosevelt and many other women helped shape the declaration, which is one of the most translated documents in the world.

Human rights are always relevant to everyone the world over as our shared humanity is rooted in universal values. Human Rights Day is a recognition of our need to empower each other and stand up for equal justice for all.

Add your voice to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights here.