Tuesday, December 10 is the 65th annual recognition of Human Rights Day, an international holiday that marks the United Nations adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.
The declaration was the first global agreement of rights for all people and remains the basis for many laws protecting and promoting human rights. It holds the Guinness World Record for being the most translated document in the world.
By working to ensure economic and social justice, the IAM and the labor movement play a vital role in advancing the essence of Human Rights Day. Article 23 of the declaration cites favorable working conditions, equal pay for equal work and the ability to form and join a union as basic human rights and pillars of democracy.
Click here to watch a video outlining the history of Human Rights Day and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.