Human Rights Day 2017: What Is Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

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In conclusion, the African Union Commission seizes this opportunity to call on all the Member States of the United Nations and African Union to renew their commitment and take all the necessary measures to ensure the effective implementation of existing norms and standards at the global, continental, regional and national levels, and the realization of human and peoples rights, without any distinction or discrimination.

Today, the United Nations will kick off the campaign in Paris to honour the foundational human rights document, which next year marks its 70th anniversary. Some 1.7 million have used these materials, which have been distributed in 197 nations, to learn about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

Congressmember Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) on Thursday introduced a bipartisan House Resolution honoring the 69th anniversary of Human Rights Day and the 1948 ratification by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Every year Human Rights day has observed on 10 December.

By their very existence, human rights celebrate individualism by allowing us live our lives the way we want - whether that is leading a family life, expressing our views and opinions freely, or associating with other groups of people.

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He concluded that "human rights are too important to be left to states alone". Also, Twitterati overflowed with Stand up for yourself and stand up for Human Rights to raise voice against any discrimination.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. Worldwide human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups. "We must organize, mobilise in defence of human decency, in defence of a better common future". We can plan activities and events to strengthening the movement for ensuring human rights for all. Exercising this right significantly allows each of us to have our say every five years, on who governs us. Being in poverty means deprival of human rights.

Human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights are core values embedded in the European Union (EU) treaties and working of the European Union.

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