International Human Rights Day 2018

 

 

Today is International Human Rights Day 2018.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10th December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today marks the 70th Anniversary of this declaration.

Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is just as powerfully relevant as it was on its first day.

Human rights are everyone’s rights. Know your rights and help spread the word!

Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity! Whatever nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, ability, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

Find out more about Human Rights Day 2018:
www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday

Click here to download an illustrated edition of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

 

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt