UN Secretary-General Message on Human Rights Day - 10 December 2017

Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies and sustainable development.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights establishes the equality and dignity of every person.

It makes governments responsible for ensuring people can enjoy their inalienable rights and freedoms.



Today, we see disturbing hostility towards human rights in all regions.

Let us stand against these negative forces.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world.

Let us together make sure the words are translated into action.

Let us stand up and speak out for human rights.

They protect us all.

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