The World Celebrates 70th Anniversary Of Universal Declaration Of Human Rights

| December 10 , 2018 , 18:11 IST

The world celebrated Human Rights Day today. It is observed every year on 10 December, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights way back in 1948.

Seventy years ago, the then 58 members of the United Nations (UN) adopted its first two fundamental frameworks at the General Assembly in Paris.

First one was the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide on 9 December 1948, and the other one was Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December.

This achievement was recognised as Human Rights Day. This year, Human Rights Day marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that which declared inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages and was drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world.

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The purpose of celebrating this day every year is to raise awareness and infuse the importance of human rights in the minds of the people.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowered us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration are as relevant today as they were in 1948.