December 10, 2010
12/10/2010: Human Rights Day Promotes Defenders Who Act to End Discrimination
The UN's annual Human Rights Day honors the General Assembly of the United Nations adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. The theme for Human Rights Day 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. From the announcement:
Human Rights Day 2010 will highlight and promote the achievements of human rights defenders and it will again emphasize the primary responsibility Governments have to enable and protect their role. The Day is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all of its forms whenever and wherever it is manifested.