Media Release DECEMBER 16, 2016
The United Nations calls upon the nations of the world to commemorate Human Rights Day 10 December which commemorates the signing by the United Nations General Assembly of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) clearly states that everyone has the right to life, and that what is meant by everyone is ‘every member of the human family’ – that is all human beings, including the unborn child.
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights Article 3 states, everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person. The preamble states, “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.”
Additionally, the Convention on the Rights of the Child states in its Preamble that the Child ‘needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth’.”