Human Right Day: IGP disappointed as UDHR not implemented in letter and spirit even after 72 years


Press Statement

Human Right Day: IGP disappointed as UDHR not implemented in letter and spirit even after 72 years

Unchir, Pauri-Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 10 December 2020: The India Greens Party (IGP) has expressed disappointment over non-implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in letter and spirit even after 72 years of its existence.

In a press statement issued here on the occasion of the World Human Rights Day today, the IGP President Suresh Nautiyal regretted that most of the world governments have not done much to implement the UDHR in letter and spirit.

“Today is the World Human Rights Day! We have been celebrating the Day since 1948 when on 10 December the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UDHR, which is considered as a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being — regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Regrettably, we, the human beings, have not been able to translate the spirit of this document into a reality even after 72 years,” the IGP leader expressed his concern.

Mr Nautiyal said the international days are the occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. “However, the governments have forgotten their duty,” he pointed out.

This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This Day is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, and the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

The IGP President reminded the governments that the human rights were at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as in the absence of human dignity we cannot hope to drive sustainable development. Human Rights are driven by progress on all SDGs, and the SDGs are driven by advancements on human rights.

“Therefore, let us uncompromisingly continue to do that so that the UDHR is implemented in letter and spirit and universally,” Mr Nautiyal asserted.

On this occasion, the IGP also remembered the women who played key roles in shaping the UDHR including Hansa Mehta and Lakshmi Menon from India.

-Issued by the IGP Spokesperson (North) Rafat Jamal.


(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)

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