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On International Human Rights Day

On International Human Rights Day

10.12.2014 | Vyhlásenia a stanoviská ministerstva | Ľudské práva

Every year on this date (December 10), the international community observes International Human Rights Day when the UN General Assembly first adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and the principle of universal human rights protection was for the first time internationally recognized. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has become the fulcrum for international treaties on human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic considers the underlying principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as an important source of further progress in human rights.

Human rights represent an inseparable part of foreign policy of the Slovak Republic. A responsible human rights agenda – based on the full respect for human rights international treaties and their consistent realization – is the basis for being trustworthy on the international scene. The Slovak Republic fully respects its international commitments and as a reliable member of the international organizations – the UN, Council of Europe, the OSCE and the EU – promotes them globally, regionally and internally.

On the occasion of the International Human Rights Day, a conference on human rights was held under the auspices of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic Miroslav Lajčák on December 8, 2014.