75th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Human Rights Day 2023 

By December 7, 2023 Newsroom

In 2023, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The Declaration reflects an agreement that equality, freedom and justice are values that drive a thriving society when everyone could experience equal access to opportunities in these domains and any of their choosing.  

For 75 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the rights of all human beings and is a global blueprint for international, national, and local laws and policies and a bedrock of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

However, our LGBTQI community is being left behind. This edition of our newsletter brings you some stories from three of our LGBTQI community operating in some of the most difficult situations and circumstances – Afghanistan, Myanmar and Pakistan, community generated stories from Bangladesh also a mini campaign #MyRightsEveryday – which highlights the on-going work that 30 country-based LGBTQI community organisations across Asia and the Pacific region is doing to achieve equality, freedom and justice as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

APCOM is commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this year with UN Human Rights – Asia I United Nations Human Rights. To celebrate the day on 10 December and raise awareness among the public, we are running a mini campaign, which will highlight 30 community members across the Asia Pacific region, who will inspire and empower LGBTQI+ people in your community to stand up for their rights everyday.🎉

You can also join us in this 30-day campaign by posting your comment regarding Human Rights empowerment with #MyRightsEveryday at APCOM Facebook.

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