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Celebrate International Human Rights Day: December 10

December 9th, 2013

Human Rights Day 2013Celebrated since 1950, Human Rights Day is held on December 10 every year. This is the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

The principles are based on a statement developed by a committee made up of U.S. Catholic laity and bishops appointed by the “National Catholic Welfare Conference” (the national agency of the American Catholic Bishops). Learn more…

For more information on human rights and the United Nations, please see our webpage on Human Rights, which offers both information and links to additional material

 

 

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