On 10 December:
We celebrated Human Rights Day and the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We stood up with people all over the world who want to make human rights a reality for everyone.
Every human has rights. That is the essence of our humanity. It places on each of us the duty to stand up, not just for our own rights but also for those of others - and to help turn the vision of the UDHR into a reality. That is the spirit of international solidarity. That is the true meaning of universal, indivisible human rights.
On this significant anniversary, people gathered together in hundreds of places all over the globe, to light a candle, fire or flame as part of a mass demonstration. On Human Rights Day, we stood up for human rights and showed our solidarity with people all over the world who are committed to making human rights a reality for everyone.