Human Rights Day celebrates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and the Nobel Peace Prize are also generally awarded on 10 December.
This video created by the United Nations Development Programme in Rwanda succinctly illustrates the 30 articles of the Universal Deceleration of Human Rights. Check it out if you want to get a handle on human rights but don’t fancy reading the whole document.
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