A book cover for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Day is marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. Also on 10 December the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded.
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On 10 December 1948 the United Nations General Assembly's adopted and proclaimed 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.