November 24, 2020

Argentina commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Argentina commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights



The Government of Argentina commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights through a statement issued today by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that highlights the "commitment" of the Executive to Human Rights.

"The Government of the Argentine Republic wishes to recall the historic consensus of the international community regarding the need to protect human rights, the tireless effort of those who worked in its realization and of all those who since then have found inspiration and guidance in their texts, "the statement said.

In addition, it highlights the incorporation of the values ​​included in the Universal Declaration to the last reform of the National Constitution, in 1994, making them "the axis of the action of the State in the protection of rights".

70 years ago, in December 1948, two fundamental instruments for the international protection of human rights were developed.

On December 10, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in New York was approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which represented "a milestone for humanity, recognizing the universality of inherent, equal and inalienable rights to all human beings. "

A day before, on December 9, the Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide was signed in Paris, which became the first treaty for the protection of human rights.

The Convention recognized for the first time the international competence for States to comply with the obligations to prevent the annihilation of all or part of a group of individuals because of their race, ethnicity, religion or nationality.

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