Dec. 10, is the International Human Rights Day which in 1948 the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
the General Assembly adopted the Declaration, with 48 states in favor and eight
abstentions, it was proclaimed as a "common standard of achievement for
all peoples and all nations", towards which individuals and societies
should "strive by progressive measures, national and international, to
secure their universal and effective recognition and observance". Although
the Declaration with its broad range of political, civil, social, cultural and
economic rights is not a binding document, it inspired more than 60 human
rights instruments which together constitute an international standard of human
rights. Today the general consent of all United Nations Member States on the
basic Human Rights laid down in the Declaration makes it even stronger and
emphasizes the relevance of Human Rights in our daily lives.