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How We Can Observe Human Rights Day

How We Can Observe Human Rights Day

Let’s learn more about this global holiday.

Human Rights Day is observed every year on December 10th to commemorate the day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Declaration, a groundbreaking document that proclaimed the inalienable rights of every human being.  In honor of this year’s Human Rights Day, here are some of the UN’s favorite quotes on human rights.

“When the fundamental principles of human rights are not protected, the centre of our institution no longer holds.  It is they that promote development that is sustainable; peace that is secure; and lives of dignity.” – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela

“We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” – Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

“A right delayed is a right denied.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Freedom means the supremacy of human rights everywhere.  Our support goes to those who struggle to gain those rights or keep them.  Our strength is our unity of purpose.  To that high concept, there can be no end save victory.”Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Our hopes for a more just, safe, and peaceful world can only be achieved when there is universal respect for the inherent dignity and equal rights of all members of the human family.” – UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin?  In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. … Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.  Without concerned citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” – Elie Wiesel

Join us at The Maria Sanchez Show as we honor Human Rights Day.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.  Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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