Human Rights Day, 10 December


New York

WHAT Public Reading of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights
on the occasion of Human Rights Day 2014
WHEN Tuesday, 9 December 2014
From 1:30PM to 2:30PM
WHERE The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, (Harlem), New York, 10037
WHO United Nations officials, diplomatic corps, civil society activists,
public figures, students

About Human Rights Day: The United Nations General Assembly, by its resolution 432(V) adopted on 4 December 1950, established International Human Rights Day to “appropriately celebrate” the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 and “to bring the Declaration to the attention of the peoples of the world.”

About Human Rights Day 2014: This year, as Human Rights Day coincides with the launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is hosting a commemoration in New York to link the two events. By taking this commemoration to a symbolic location for people of African descent in the United States, it highlights the human rights struggle by African-Americans and people of African descent that continues until today. It is an opportunity for all to recommit to the message of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

About the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: Established in Harlem in 1905 the Center is a research library and an archive repository for information on people of African descent worldwide.

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