Human Rights Day 2020: Inspirational Quotes and Significance
Human Rights Day 2020: It is observed on 10 December globally. The theme of Human Rights Day 2020 is to “Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights”. The day commemorates the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all. There are 195 sovereign states as part of the UN.
Let us have a look at the significance of the day in this crisis moment of the humanity and some inspirational quotes from greatest leaders of the world.
“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” — Nelson Mandela
“Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.” — 14th Dalai Lama
“We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” — Ban Ki-moon
“Joy is found when you focus your energy on improving human dignity, human capacity and human values.” — Amit Ray
“A right delayed is a right denied.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Human rights are not only violated by terrorism, repression or assassination, but also by unfair economic structures that create huge inequalities.”- Pope Francis
“It is the purpose of government to see that not only the legitimate interests of the few are protected but that the welfare and rights of the many are conserved.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
Bringing human rights home is at the core of UNESCO’s mission in all its fields of competence — education, science, culture and communication. Human Rights are driven by progress of all. Our aim is for recovering better and fostering more resilient and just societies.