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Human Rights Day 2016

Every year, people around the world celebrate a special day, which is dedicated to human rights. This year, the 10th of December marks the day that youth is called to inspire the rest of humanity.

Back in December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This declaration marks the era, where the world is dominated by the rights of people, the rights of everyone around the world to stand for what they believe in, to defend every aspect of humanity.

The thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights changed history, succeeded in changing the world. There is one question remaining; have they? All articles of the declaration are a milestone, concerning human rights history. Equality of all people, the right to all freedoms without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, protection and right to life, the right to liberty and security, the prohibition of slavery and torture are some of the most important rights that have been set by the Universal Declaration.

These days, everyone should think wiser and admit to itself that the world is still processing the basic core of the Declaration. The right to life is now in danger, freedom of expression is at risk, distinctions of any kind take place everywhere, security and liberty are being questioned. It is urgent that ‘’we, the peoples’’ should act immediately and confess to each other that we are changing the world, together, united. It is high time that we defend our rights but also the rights of others. Defend the rights of a refugee, of a migrant, of a disabled person, of an LGBTQI+ person, of women, of children, of indigenous people, of all those people who feel that their rights are being violated. Start acting today and the change will allow us to come together, as we should, as the United Nations.


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