Saturday, December 10 is Human Rights Day.
It is also the 75th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The UN states: “The UDHR is a historic document, which proclaims the inalienable rights to which everyone is entitled as a human being – without distinction of race, color, religion, sex, language, political opinion or other, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
This year, the UN is embarking on a year-long campaign to promote and recognize the declaration, which the international body says is “a comprehensive blueprint for international, national and local law and policy”.
“The UDHR’s promise of dignity and equal rights has been under sustained assault in recent years,” the UN said. “As the world faces new and ongoing challenges – pandemics, conflict, exploding inequality, the morally bankrupt global financial system, racism, climate change – the values and rights enshrined in the UDHR provide benchmarks for our collective actions who leave no one behind. ”