This year, the day comes amid gloom. The world lost one of the greatest defenders of human rights - Nelson Mandela - a few days ago. Mandela is known for his fight against apartheid, one of the worst forms of discriminations, in South Africa.
It was in 1946, the United Nations established the Commission on Human Rights with Eleanor Roosevelt as its chairperson.
The commission drafted the Declaration of Human Rights and at the Un general assembly, it received unanimous approval from the member states on Dec. 10, 1948.
United nations Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world after Bible.
For the first time in the world, UNDHR defioned the qualities of a decent standard of living for all people everywhere.
The document contains 30 articles, which explain the specific rights to which all people are entitled without distinction for race, color, sex, language, religion, political opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.