Embrace Diversity, End Discrimination: Human Rights Day Celebrated in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Slovenia

Vienna, 8 December (UN Information Service) - "Embrace diversity, end discrimination" is the theme of this year's Human Rights Day, observed around the world on 10 December. "No country is free of discrimination. We see it everywhere, in many forms: old and new, covert and blatant, public and private. It may appear as institutionalized racism, as ethnic strife, as episodes of intolerance and rejection, or as an official national version of history that denies the identity of others," says United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in his message on the occasion of Human Rights Day.

Discrimination targets individuals and groups that are vulnerable to attack: the disabled, women and girls, the poor, migrants, minorities, and all those who are perceived as different. "Abstract commitments are not enough. We must continue to confront inequality and intolerance wherever they are found," the Secretary-General emphasizes in his message.

39th WFUNA Plenary Assembly

Dr. Hans Blix and Bostjan Jerman24 August 2009 - The 39th WFUNA Plenary Assembly, hosted by the UNA-Republic of Korea, was held from 9-12 August 2009 in Seoul.