The Secretary – General – Message for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017

By | 8 December 2017

This year’s commemoration of Human Rights Day marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of seven decades since the adoption of one of the world’s most profound and far-reaching international agreements.  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equality and dignity of every human being and stipulates that every government has a core duty… Read More »

The Secretary-General – Message on International Day of Commemoration and Diginity of the victims of the crime of Genocide and the prevention of this crime, 9 December 2017

By | 8 December 2017

Throughout history and still today, genocide has inflicted profound and painful losses on all humanity.  In 1948, with the unanimous adoption by the General Assembly of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Member States recognized a common interest and duty to safeguard groups from threats to their very existence. … Read More »

Values enshrined in Universal Declaration of Human Rights under assault, must be defended – Zeid

By | 8 December 2017

  “Human Rights Day falls on 10 December every year, the day when, back in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – the world’s most widely translated* and possibly most influential document – was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, itself just three years old at the time.” “Thanks to the Universal Declaration,… Read More »