Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Human Rights Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Human Rights Day - Today is Human Rights Day!

The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.

The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.

The day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. In addition it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and nongovernmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organizations.

In the News - They walk among us!

  • Retailers Using Science to Shape Shopping Experience
  • Facebook’s Upcoming Artificial Intelligence Will "Mediate" Your Online Activity
  • Iowa Is Going to Have Smartphone Driver’s Licenses
  • Dutch Trains Get Lasers to Zap Track Debris
  • Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!