09.12.2014 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

“Human Rights 365” a message for the Human Rights Day 2014

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of Human Rights Day, 10 December 2014.


“Human Rights 365”

UNESCO was created in 1945 to promote cooperation through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information, in order to deepen universal respect for the dignity, equality and mutual respect of all women and men. Almost seventy years later, this mandate has not aged a day. Promoting human rights remains an essential task – not just on Human Rights Day, but on every day of the year, for every woman and man, everywhere. This is the meaning of Human Rights 365.

This message is especially important now, as States shape a new global sustainable development agenda to follow 2015, building on the universal values of equality, justice, cultural diversity, peace and security. The new agenda should be human right based and human rights driven, to bridge inequalities and social exclusion, to respond to extremism and conflicts, and to build more just and sustainable societies.

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