Eleanor Roosevelt with The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. FDR Library Photo.
Courtesy of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights website:
Human Rights Day, observed annually on December 10th, commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. This milestone document proclaims the inalienable rights to which every human being is entitled, regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion, gender, or other factors.
The day serves as a global reminder of the ongoing struggle for human dignity, equality, and justice. It honors the courageous efforts of individuals and organizations worldwide who advocate for human rights, often at great personal risk.
Human Rights Day provides an opportunity for reflection on progress made and challenges ahead. It fosters awareness about issues such as discrimination, poverty, and violence that still plague societies. Various events, discussions, and educational initiatives take place globally to inspire collective action in upholding and protecting human rights.
In celebrating Human Rights Day, people are encouraged to engage in acts of solidarity, promote inclusivity, and contribute to building a world where the inherent dignity and rights of every person are respected and upheld. It reinforces the notion that, irrespective of differences, we share a common humanity and a collective responsibility to create a more just and compassionate world.
Posted by Amber Lotus Publishing on 30th Nov 2023