National Human Rights Day
On December 10, 1948, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly and affirmed the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of all people. In adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the international community committed to building a world where all people are “born free and equal in dignity and rights” and are entitled to liberty, equality, and justice under the law. As we celebrate Human Rights Day more than six decades after the adoption of this cornerstone document, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting and protecting its fundamental truths.
We celebrate Human Rights Day every December but advancing freedom and human rights is our daily work. Those of us lucky enough to live in countries like the United States have an extra responsibility, first, to remain vigilant in ensuring that we honor and implement our own commitment to human rights at home, and second, to help others gain what we have – the chance to live in dignity.” Read the complete U.S. Department of State Press Release from Hilary Rodham Clinton here.
Join with us today and each day as we strive to live the kind of purposeful life that restores hope, protects those who are exploited, and defends dignity, opportunity, and restoration.