Monday, December 05, 2016

Human Rights Day

December is Human Rights Awareness Month


Human Rights Day is observed on December 10, in commemoration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

This document was a milestone in paving the way to identify fundamental human rights that must be universally protected.

Article 1 of the Declaration states:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.(Source: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, United Nations)

Visit our display on the third floor of the Library to learn more about Human Rights Awareness Month. We have books, e-books, articles, films, and more!

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