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Human Rights Day 2017 Marks 70th Anniversary Of The Universal Declaration

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| December 10 , 2017 , 14:20 IST

December 10, 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Universal Human Rights declaration which the United Nations General Assembly adopted in 1948. Human Rights Day, this year will promote international cooperation and order through intergovernmental organization.

The iconic documentation proclaiming the inviolable rights ensuring every human being equal rights irrespective of their race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status was signed on the day.

Known as the most translated document in the world, Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR is available in more than 500 languages. The document was drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds, who came from varied regions.

The document puts forward the universal values and the common standard of achievement for every human being while establishing equal dignity and worth of every person. United Nations has requested people on various occasions to respect Human Rights for Global empowerment.

UN said, "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. The principles enshrined in the Declaration 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 kinship of all human beings."

United Nations General Assembly adopted UDHR at its third session on 10 December 1948 as Resolution 217 with 48 votes out of 58 total members in favour of the right. Check out the document here: