Pres. Weah Declares Monday, December 10 “International Human Rights Day “

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
Photo Credit: Public Affairs Bureau

President George Manneh Weah has by Proclamation declared Monday, December 10, 2018 as “International Human Rights Day”, and is to be observed throughout the Republic as a Working Holiday.

 

The Proclamation Calls upon all citizens and foreign residents, national and international organizations and Government agencies concerned to join the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR) to execute appropriate programs befitting the observance of the day.

 

 This year’s Human Rights Day will be celebrated under the international Theme: Still Working To Ensure Freedom, Quality and Dignity for All and the national theme: Sustaining The Peace by Ensuring the Dignity of Workers”,

 

The release noted that the celebration will take place in Ganta City, Nimba County commencing at 10:00 am in the Ganta Methodist Gymnasium.

 

In 1948, December 10, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights mandating State parties to promote, protect and respect Human and People’s Rights.

 

According to the proclamation, the declaration and the existence of this Human Rights standard and the guarantee of the promotion, protection and respect for human rights by state parties form the basis for the commemoration of the International Human Rights Day of each year.

 

“The annual celebration of the International Human Rights Day and the closure of the Sixteen Day of Activism is an opportunity to recommit to the solemn undertaking by World Leaders and the Africa people to promote and safeguard fundamental human rights regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, status, creed, and sex”, the Proclamation declared.

 

The Proclamation further states that the commemoration at seventy (70) shows the continuously awaken greater awareness of the African people and the international community about the value of life and humanity and to renew the continent’s collective commitment to protection, respect and uphold the fundamental human rights.

 

The Day is symbolic as it expresses the gratitude of partnership and continuous collaboration aimed at strengthening the cooperation between the United Nations Office of High Commissioner on Human Rights, the Secretariat of the Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRIs) and the Independent National Commission on Human Rights as well as the People of Liberia.