Stand Up For Human Rights 2020
Human Rights Day is every year on 10 December. This is the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles 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 fellowship of all human beings.
The UDHR ( Universal Declaration on Human Rights) is a seminal document that proclaims the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human beings – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.
This year’s Human Rights Day theme is Stand Up for Human Rights and relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the need to build back after the pandemic by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery for all countries. We will achieve our common global goals only if we are able to create equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.
Read the illustrated version of the UDHR which is published by the United Nations in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish