Human Rights Day 2019

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
Topic(s)
Human Rights and Children's Rights

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home -- so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. [...] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world."  --Eleanor Roosevelt

UDHRHuman Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR): a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

Did you know?

Visit the INEE website to find out more about the right to education and how education in emergencies is a critical part of ensuring this right, as well as the achievement of personal growth, community development, international peace, and global development goals.

 

Happy Human Rights Day to all!