Human Rights Day

 

Poster for Human Rights Day from New ZealandThe General Assembly adopted a resolution on 4 December 1950 (Res. 423) to observe each year on 10 December Human Rights Day to celebrate the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 and to exert increasing efforts in this field of human progress.

 

Activitiy for Human Rights Day by a local Amnesty International group, NetherlandsIt was stated that the celebration of this event in all countries was a common effort to bring the Declaration to the attention of the peoples of the world. The events are coordinated by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva.

 

In a lot of countries special conferences are organized. Also demonstrations take place and petitions are presented. In the Netherlands local Amnesty International groups take to the streets to gather signatures for the release of political prisoners.

 

The last few years an international theme has been chosen for Human Rights Day.

 

2002   Vision to bring about new equilibrium in international relations

2003   Know your Human Rights

2004   Human Rights education

2005   Torture and global efforts to combat it

2006   Fighting poverty: a matter of obligation, not charity

2007   Dignity and justice for all of us

2008   Dignity and justice for all of us

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1956

 

German Democratic Republic         10 December 1956

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1991

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 1991

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1995

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 1995

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1996

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 1996

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1997

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 1997

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 1999

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 1999

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2000

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2000

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2001

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2001

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2002

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2002

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2003

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2003

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2004

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2004

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2005

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2005

 

 

Stamp catalogue - 2006

 

Tunisia                                         10 December 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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last revised: 30 June 2009