On December 10, 1948, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, Human Rights Day has been celebrated annually on December 10th.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims inalienable rights inherent to everyone regardless of race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin and status. The Declaration is being translated more often than any other document in the world: its text exists in over 500 languages.
The existence of international days is perceived by the UN as a powerful tool for raising awareness of certain issues. We join Human Rights Day and in a thematic postcard dedicated to this date, we want to remind youof the right to education for everyonewhich is enshrined in Article 26.
Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.