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Human Rights Day
Every year the world commemorates Human Rights Day on December 10, the date on which, in 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, thus giving birth to the event. Photo: Radio Mayabeque
Every year the world commemorates Human Rights Day on December 10, the date on which, in 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, thus giving birth to the event.

Two years later, the Assembly adopted Resolution 423 (V), inviting all interested States and organizations to observe December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day.

You have asked yourself what are Human Rights in themselves and what is the importance of their celebration? Referring to them and to the dignity of the person, it is sustained that "they are the foundations for freedom, justice and peace in the world".
There are many injustices in the world unequivocally illustrate the flagrant violations of human rights that are committed, which undermine the civilized norms that must exist on a universal scale so that there can be a peaceful coexistence that avoids wars and conflicts among the countries.

Respect for the most elemental Human Rights should be an inviolable Human practice on the part of all States and Governments. The UN has defined a wide range of internationally recognized rights, such as economic, social, civil, cultural and political rights, as well as establishing mechanisms aimed at promoting and protecting them. What it is about, then, is to respect them and fulfill them.
In this regard, much remains to be done, in order to ensure that States and Governments comply with the obligation to respect these Human Rights to the maximum,that much would contribute to promoting the freedom, justice and peace that are so necessary on a universal scale.

When the world commemorates Human Rights Day, this December 10, this day of reflection and actions will be to materialize in practice the words of Benito Juárez: "Respect for the rights of others is peace."

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