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For Immediate Release
December 9, 2004

World Celebrates Power of Freedom During Human Rights Week
Fact of the Day

On December 10, the world commemorates the 56th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly. The declaration defends the principles of equality and justice in law. The adoption of these values has contributed to a freer, more prosperous, and more stable world. Since 1948, there have been many advances in human rights thanks to the commitment of many nations to promote democratic societies that uphold respect for the individual as a basic value.

Source: U.S Department of State

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