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   11   United Nations Human Rights Day

Mr Wallace, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        recognises that 10 December 2019 is United Nations Human Rights Day;

(2)        acknowledges that the:

(a)        United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948 was a milestone moment which formalised mankind’s shared aspiration for the equal dignity and worth of every person;

(b)        declaration was drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world; and

(c)        declaration’s values and principles of equality, justice and freedom remain as relevant today as they were in 1948;

(3)        notes that the promise of the universal declaration is yet to be fully realised and that many people worldwide continue to have their rights threatened, denied or impinged; and

(4)        encourages people of all nations to acknowledge Human Rights Day on 10 December 2019 and in their daily lives to stand up for their own rights and the rights of others.

Debate ensued.

Debate adjourned and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.