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2019-12-10 16:45:36 BdST

Int’l Human Rights Day today

The International Human Rights Day is being observed in the country today as elsewhere across the globe.

The theme of this year’s day is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights.”

Different organisations have taken elaborate programmes to observe the day.

According to the United Nations, the plan of the day is to capitalise on the current momentum and spotlight the leadership role of youth in collective movements as a source of inspiration for a better future.

Under a universal call to action "Stand Up for Human rights," UN is going to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights.

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has designed a campaign to encourage, galvanise, and showcase how youth all over the world stand up for rights and against racism, hate speech, bullying, discrimination, and climate change, to name a few.

Human rights are at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as in the absence of human dignity.

United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.

It was a milestone document proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world.

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