December 10.

Human Rights Day.

The date December 10 was chosen in honor of the adoption and proclamation by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), a landmark document that proclaimed the inalienable rights inherent in everyone, regardless of race. skin color, sex, language, religion, political or other convictions, national or social origin, property, class or other status.

This Document, adopted almost immediately after the terrible Second World War, which violated all possible rights, including the right to life of millions of people, became the first world document to formulate provisions on human rights. The Declaration includes a wide range of political, civil, social, cultural and economic rights.

It is being translated more often than any other document in the world: the text exists in more than 500 languages, which testifies to the universal nature and scope of the Declaration. On its basis, the development of other international agreements was carried out.

In the last decade, Human Rights Day has been held every year under a specific slogan, including: “Human dignity and justice for all of us”, “Non-discrimination”, “Human rights defenders around the world fighting to eradicate discrimination”, “We honor human rights!”, “ My voice matters ”,“ 20 years of fighting for your rights ”,“ Human rights 365 days a year ”,“ Fight for someone’s rights today! ” other.

By the way, every 5 years on December 10, on the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Prize ceremony is held. It was established in 1966 to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the promotion and protection of human rights, and was first awarded in 1968.