The United Nations is highlighting the role of young people in leading the way to a better future for all people for this year’s observance of Human Rights Day, celebrated on Tuesday.
Human Rights Day – United Nations Secretary-General (10 December)
The ACT Baha’i community celebrated Human Rights Day with a multifaith service and artistic performances on the theme “Fighting Poverty: A Matter of Rights, not Charity”.
UNIC Canberra Director, Mr Christopher Woodthorpe read the Secretary-General’s message, marking the 20th anniversary of the adoption by the World Conference on Human Rights of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. Continue reading
This Human Rights Day, 10 December UNIC Canberra went to the streets of the country’s capital to discuss what human rights mean to Australians.
Holding an information stall in the centre of the city, UNIC Canberra discussed local human rights issues and how international law relates to Australian citizens. Continue reading
This Human Rights Day marks the 65th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly in 1948. Watch this short infographic video to see how it all came to be and what has happened in LGBT rights since. Continue reading
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.