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12.12.2019 General News

CHRI Africa Marks International Human Rights Day With Students

By News Desk
Students from Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools display placards and read the Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
LISTEN DEC 12, 2019
Students from Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools display placards and read the Statement from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

The United Nations General Assembly has set aside December 10 each year as the day to celebrate Human Rights Day across the world.

The day is set aside to commemorate the day the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

That Declaration forms the backbone of the human rights architecture of our societies, where each of us – without discrimination – has the right to live and thrive in peace and safety.

This year's celebrations which was held under the theme, 'Youth Standing Up For Human Rights’ was marked at Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools in Accra under the auspices of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative-CHRI Africa Office, Ghana.

Students from the Kaneshie Kingsway Cluster of Schools read the Statement from the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights

Speaking at the sensitisation event to pupils of the school the Head of CHRI Africa Ms Mina Mensah aid to ensure rights are respected and not abused, the youth should be aware of the liberties they have and be encouraged to know by studying about human rights.

This she said would help ascertain when their fundamental human rights are infringed upon at any given time.

The Office also made a donation of textbooks to the school's library to foster the teaching and learning of pupils to do well at their terminal and final basic education examinations.

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