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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 “Speak up… Stop discrimination!” – recognizing the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination. Acting alone or in groups within their communities, human rights defenders work to end discrimination by campaigning for equitable and effective laws, reporting and investigating human rights violations and supporting victims.

Visit the United Nations website for more information and resources.

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