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December 10 is International Human Rights Day

CULE acknowledges December 10th as International Humans Rights Day and salutes the members of CULE who struggle to promote Human Rights for all on a daily basis in their union, workplace and community.

International Human Rights Day has been celebrated since 1950 and honours the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first global enunciation of human rights. The theme for Human Rights Day 2010 is “20 Years Working for Your Rights” – marking 20 years since the establishment of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The United Nations General Assembly created the mandate of High Commissioner for the promotion and protection of all human rights in December 1993. The General Assembly was acting on a recommendation from delegates to the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna earlier the same year.

Visit the United Nations website for more information and resources.

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