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International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
24 March

"Let us recommit to working to help victims, their relatives and society as a whole to realize the right to truth – and to protecting those who fight to see the truth prevail."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero

Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero
Photo: © Carlos Reyes Manzo/APA

On 21 December 2010, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 March as the International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.

The purpose of the Day is to:

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, invites all Member States, international organizations and civil society organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day in an appropriate manner.

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