Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Human Rights Day - 60th anniversary

Hi kids!

December 10 is International Human Rights Day, a very important day that is recognized and observed globally as the day when we celebrate our rights as human beings.

On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This Declaration is the cornerstone of today's human rights movement. It documents the economic, social, civil, and political rights of every human being.

The most well-known line in the Declaration asserts that
"all human beings
are born free
and equal
in dignity and rights".

Human rights range from freedom of opinion and expression through to the right to fair and impartial hearings and the presumption of innocence.

Take a look at the United Nations site and check out the page dedicated to Human Rights Day.

How about testing your knowledge?
Here's a short quiz you can take.
If you'd like to take a longer one, here it is.

The very first question is quite simple...

Here the Universal Declaration of Human Rights full text

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