The United Nations Celebrates Human Rights Day on December 10, 2012

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On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and each year on December 10, the United Nations recognizes that declaration by celebrating Human Rights Day. According to Human Rights Day website, the 2012 spotlight is on the rights of all people –women, youth, minorities, persons with disabilities, indigenous people, the poor and marginalized– to make their voices heard in public life and be included in political decision-making. 

A wide range of events have been scheduled online and around the world. You can make your voice count by sharing your thoughts on Twitter about the right to participate in public life and political decision-making, using #VoiceCount, and four Google+ Hangouts have also been planned with senior UN official and leading experts on human rights at

 For more information about Human Rights Day, visit, and for more details about specific events that are being held online and around the world, visit