The United Nations on Sunday reaffirmed its resolute support to Somalia in the full realization of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia Catriona Laing said Somalia is at a crucial stage of development focused on achieving its vision of an inclusive, peaceful and stable Somalia based firmly on human rights.
“The principles and values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights are as relevant today as they were when the document was first drafted,” Laing said in a statement issued in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to mark both Human Rights Day and the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Day is observed by the international community every year on Dec. 10. It commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.