December 10 is the International Human Rights Protection Day

The International Human Rights Protection Day is celebrated on December 10. On December 10 of 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations and since 1950, by the recommendation of the General Assembly, different states and organizations have marked December 10 as the international day for human rights protectioThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the main document, in which the basic human rights are prescribed for the first time. The Declaration has been translated in more than 360 languages (no documents has been translated in so many languages).

The Republic of Armenia also, by adopting the universal human rights values, the principals of human rights protection and democratic principles prescribed by the Declaration, became a United Nations member state in 1992.

In 2018, a campaign, dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the most profound and comprehensive international document, that is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, started.

Today, on December 10 of 2018, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is 70 years old and for one year the United Nations will carry out an international campaign dedicated to this declaration. In regard to this day, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a statement.

70th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

"For 70 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been a global beacon – shining a light for dignity, equality & well-being" — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Monday's Human Rights Day. #StandUp4HumanRights

Posted by United Nations on Friday, December 7, 2018