"Human rights are our common heritage and their realization depends on the contributions
that each and every one of us is willing to make, individually and collectively, now and in the future."

Louise Arbour
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights


HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2004 - Objectives for the Day

For Human Rights Day in 2004, the primary objectives of marking the international day are two-fold:

- increase the level of public awareness and understanding of human rights education and training as being essential for the promotion and achievement of stable and harmonious relations among communities and for fostering mutual understanding, tolerance and peace.

- promote an increased demand for human rights education & training at the country level.