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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated worldwide on the 10th of December. The UN’s emphasis for this day ┬áis on non-discrimination.

“Discrimination targets individuals and groups that are vulnerable to attack: the disabled, women and girls, the poor, migrants, minorities, and all those who are perceived as different.
… But these victims of discrimination are not alone. The United Nations is standing with them, committed to defending the rights of all, and particularly the most vulnerable. That is our identity and our mission.”

-UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

For those of you wanting to know more or to become involved with this noble effort to create equal rights, fair treatment and equal opportunities for all people, check out the UN human rights page of resources.

Also traditionally on 10th of December the 5 yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and the Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. This year the Nobel prize went to US President Barack Obama. Read his acceptance speech here.

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