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On Human Rights Day

 Dec 10, 2020

Taking place annually on December 10th, International Human Rights Day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights of which every human being is entitled to, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, language, etc. Available in more than 500 languages, it is the most translated document in the world. 


For the year 2020, the theme for International Human Rights Day is “Recover Better: Stand Up for Human Rights.” With the COVID-19 pandemic devastating countries, economies, and societies around the world, this impact has only added to the necessity of ensuring human rights for all around the world. The theme of “Recover Better” focuses on the need of including human rights as a central facet within recovery efforts.

December 10th is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in rebuilding our world in the aftermath of COVID-19. We at the Embassy of the State of Libya in Washington, DC value the importance of upholding these inalienable rights, and wish everyone a happy International Human Rights Day.

For information on the UDHR, and to read it in both English and Arabic, click here.  


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