4 December in 1950 at the Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly formally established the mark December 10 Day of Human Rights (Human Rights Day). All States and interested organizations were invited to this day and to conduct appropriate activities.
Date December 10 was chosen in honor of the adoption and proclamation of the UN General Assembly December 10, 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Universal Declaration of Human Rights , UDHR). The said declaration was the first international document formulated provisions on human rights.
An excerpt from the speech of the Secretary General:
«Education for Human Rights — it's much more than a lesson in schools or a theme of the day, it is a process to equip people with the mechanisms they need to be able to live in safety and with dignity.
On this International Human Rights Day, let's make joint efforts to develop and educate future generations a culture of human rights, to promote freedom, security and peace in all countries. "