International Human Rights Day 2013

Today, December 10, is International Human Rights Day. The 2013 theme declared by the United Nations (UN) is “20 years working for your rights.” This 20-year highlight marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action at the World Conference on Human Rights held in Vienna in 1993. The document heralded a new era in the promotion and protection of human rights and is considered one of the most significant documents of the past quarter century. 2013 also marks 20 years since the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was established.

Read about the Winners of the United Nations Human Rights Prize for 2013.  There are 5 people among them Malala Yousafzai (student activist), Pakistan and the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico (Mexico’s Constitutional Court)

biram_dah_ould_abeid.thumbnail  Hiljmnijeta Apuk  Radhika Balakrishnan  -Liisa-Kauppinen-July-2011Biram Dah Abeid, Hiljmnijeta Apuk,  Liisa Kauppinen, Khadija Ryadi and Malala      Malala Yousafzai 2

Congratulations to each one!

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