BUJUMBURA December 11th (ABP) – Burundi will celebrate International Human Rights Day on Friday, December 13, 2019, at the headquarters of Mugamba Commune, Bururi province (southwestern Burundi), to reiterate once more its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights.

The announcement was made on Monday by Burundi Minister of Human Rights, Social Affairs and Gender, Mr. Martin Nivyabandi, on the occasion of the celebration of the 71st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). He invited the Burundian people, especially those of Mugamba commune, to participate massively in this official celebration of the Day. He said the theme of this year is “Young people, stand up and campaign for human rights”.

International Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10th, a day that recalls the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. That declaration was adopted on December 10, 1948 by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217 (III) after the Second World War.

According to Minister Nivyabandi, that declaration is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. Its celebration will coincide with the closing ceremony of the 16-day campaign of Activism against violence to women and girls, 2019 edition.

According to Minister Nivyabandi, Burundi is celebrating this Day as peace and security reign throughout the country. The theme of the year was chosen after the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, while it was found that more than half of the world’s population are young.

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