The UN’s Human Rights Day takes place on December 10, every year. This day will be recognized at the UN headquarters in New York and in 50 countries around the world. In 2013, Human Rights Day is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The theme this year is 20 YEARS: WORKING FOR YOUR RIGHTS. However, the emphasis is on the future and identifying the challenges that lie ahead.
December 10, 1948 is the date that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration
of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”
The UN acknowledges that climate change is fundamentally connected to human rights. The UN has provided guidance in the form of international human rights standards which offer measures to tackle climate change.
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