Stand up for someone's rights today!
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.
This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights! It is everyone's responsibility to uphold human rights. Every one of us should take a stand. Step forward and defend the rights of a refugee or migrant, a person with disabilities, an LGBT person, a woman, an indigenous person, a child, a person of African descent, or anyone else at risk of discrimination or violence.Follow #HumanRightsDay
On Human Rights Day, let us recommit to guaranteeing the fundamental freedoms and protecting the human rights of all.
-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
The moment we do not support the human rights agenda we see it rolling back in many parts of the world
-- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein