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Int’l Human Rights Day today

10 Dec,2016



Dhaka, BdChronicle:

The International Human Rights Day is observed in the country today as elsewhere across the globe.

The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950, with a view to bringing to the attention 'of the peoples of the world' the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

Various rights groups have chalked out elaborate programmes, including discussion, rally and human chain, to mark the day.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has issued a message on the occasion.

In her message, Hasina said “I, on behalf of the government and people of Bangladesh, reaffirm Bangladesh's unwavering commitment to upholding the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all people around the globe as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

The PM said Bangladesh has always been at the global forefront in demonstrating its consistent engagement with human rights mechanisms and institutions and in living up to its national and international obligations to promote and protect human rights.

Drawing inspiration from the Constitution and the electoral commitments, her government has made relentless efforts during the last seven and a half years to uphold the human rights and fundamental freedoms of every citizen, Hasina said.

“We attach utmost priority to combating all forms of violence against women and children and would make sure that the perpetrators of such violence are brought to justice. We envisage building a society that is truly safe, secure and sustainable for our future generations,” she said.

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