The adoption of the Declaration is commemorated on 10 December every year, proclaimed by the United Nations as Human Rights Day. Important events and celebrations are organized worldwide on and around this Day. The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration will be an opportunity for a major mobilization, especially taking into account the commitments of the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals, as well as the 2005 World Summit, at which all Member States acknowledged the importance of human rights.
The 60th anniversary is an opportunity to assess the situation with regard to the rights within UNESCO’s competence (namely
- the right to education,
- the right to freedom of opinion and expression, including the right to seek, receive and impart information,
- the right to take part in cultural life and
- the right to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications).
- The rights within UNESCO’s competence: achievements, obstacles, perspectives for the future;
- Human rights education: current situation and perspectives for the future.