The World Human Rights Day will be observed in the country on Tuesday as elsewhere across the globe.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950 with a view to bringing to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
The theme of this year’s day is: ‘20 Years Working for Your Rights’.
President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have issued separate messages on the occasion.
In his message, the President said the people of Bangladesh fall subjected to repression and harassment in various ways as they are not aware of human rights.
He hoped that the human rights bodies working in the country will play an important role in creating awareness on the issue.
The Prime Minister, in her message, urged all to uphold the human rights through united efforts of all irrespective of party affiliation.
Meanwhile, the UN Secretary-General called upon all to intensify efforts to fulfill their collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity of all people everywhere.
On the occasion, various rights groups have chalked out elaborate programs, including discussion, rally and human chain.