Human rights are the foundation of freedom, peace, development and justice — and the heart of the work of the United Nations. The Secretary General, in his message, dedicates the observance of Human Rights Day (10 December) to the human rights defenders who play a vital role in the fight against discrimination. He holds the States primarily responsible for protecting human rights advocates. He also calls upon everyone to become human rights champions to make the world more just. Photos by UNMIT.
UNMIT PRESS RELEASE: Human Rights day 2010 celebrated around Timor- Leste
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UN Human Rights Day 10 Dec 2010 Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights - Navi Pillay
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UNITED NATIONS: The Secretary-General, Message on human rights day 10 December 2010
UNITED NATIONS, 10 December 2010 - Human rights are the foundation of freedom, peace, development and justice — and the heart of the work of the United Nations around the world. More >>>