Sunday, December 11, 2016

Presidential Proclamation Of Human Rights Day and Week

Last Friday, President Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring December 10 as Human Rights Day and the week beginning December 10 as Human Rights Week. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The Presidential Proclamation reads in part:
Far too many people around the world are still denied their human rights and fundamental freedoms, and we must work to end the discrimination that is too often felt by LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, immigrants, women and girls of all ages, and members of religious, ethnic, and other minorities. And we must strengthen our ongoing efforts to rid the world of violence, oppression, and hatred.