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Today is International Human Rights Day

December 10th, 2005

57 years ago today the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was signed as a covenant among nations to uphold, promote and protect human rights. The UDHR became the main international instrumentality where nations are measured in their standing towards human rights. The world commemorates the signing of the UDHR by observing the 10th day of December as the International Human rights Day.

Today, on Human Rights Day, let us recommit ourselves to the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Let us re-echo the 30 articles of the UDHR.

Let us strive to advocate, promote and protect Human Rights.

As the late Sen. Jose “Pepe” Diokno said:

“Human Rights are more than legal concepts. They are the essence of man/woman. Deny them their rights and you deny them their humanity”.


“There is no cause greater than the cause of human rights.”

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Poster taken from Project 1210

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