Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on December 10.

It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a groundbreaking document which for the first time singled out the fundamental human rights which shall be protected in all countries, by all states, and for every person, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

The document is available 500 languages and is considered the most translated document.

Despite the tremendous progress registered in the years following the adoption of the document, there is still a lot of things to do as many citizens of the world are still bereft of the fundamental rights established by this document.

The fundamental principles of the Declaration are more than actual today as they were 70 years ago as the fundamental freedoms of people are still denied in many countries.

. The citizens’ rights to free, fair and real elections continue to be hanging in the air, prisoners are subjected to torture and inhuman treatment, the racism, gender inequality and homophobia are everywhere. The world recognition of  inalienable  human rights of all individuals shall be continuously encouraged and re-established, therefore New Generation Humanitarian NGO organized the meeting discussion on Human Rights Protection in Armenia on December 10 to mark the International Human Rights Day. Representatives of diplomatic missions, state bodies, international and local organizations, LGBT and CSW community representatives participated in the meeting.

The slogan of the event was Raise Your Hands For Human Rights represented in a banner depicting the logo of Human Rights.

The Human Rights Logo combines the silhouette of a hand with that of a bird, and a white thumb grabbing the bird. It is intended as a peaceful contribution towards strengthening human rights.

. It has its origin in the international “Logo for Human Rights” initiative, which was started in 2010. Its goal was to create an internationally recognized logo to support the global human rights movement. The winning logo was created by Predrag Stakić from Serbia.

To celebrate the International Human Rights Day NGNGO put up a banner with the slogan and human rights logo emphasizing the  importance of human rights protection of vulnerable groups of the society> The logo on the banner included key-words and phrases relating the Human Rights, particularly those of vulnerable groups.

The participants of the event expressed their solidarity to the Human Rights Protection in Armenia by taking photos next to the banner.