Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 – exactly 70 years ago

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On December 10, we celebrate Human Rights Day to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 – exactly 70 years ago.

Talking about the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, UN Secretary-General U Thant had said: “This great and inspiring instrument was born of an increased sense of responsibility by the international community for the promotion and protection of man’s basic rights and freedoms. The world has come to a clear realization of the fact that freedom, justice, and world peace can only be assured through the international promotion and protection of these rights and freedoms.”

In this spirit, the European Union is committed to support and promote human rights in Europe, in Myanmar, and around the world.

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