Georgian officials have marked global celebrations of Human Rights Day today.
Prime Minister Giorgi Gakharia wrote on his Twitter that "inequality should not be an issue in the modern world when there is so much need for unity and peace".
Today the whole world celebrates #HumanRightsDay. On this day more than 70 years ago a historic document Universal Declaration of Human Rights (#UDHR) was adopted by the #UNGA. #Inequality should not be an issue in the modern world when there is so much need for #Unity & #Peace! pic.twitter.com/ScdQtcxMl8— Giorgi Gakharia (@GakhariaGiorgi) December 10, 2019
Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani also said that during its ongoing presidency of the Council of Europe (CoE) Committee of Ministers, Georgia will focus on human rights, which is one of the four key issues that the country has set as its priorities.
On the 71st anniv. of Universal Declaration of Human Rights we pay special tribute to all those who have contributed to achievements we value today. ????????Presidency will reflect human rights issues by sharing achieved progress&focusing on remaining challenges https://t.co/ViXyoTey6l— David Zalkaliani (@DZalkaliani) December 10, 2019
State Minister for Reconciliation and Civic Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili spoke of the grave situation behind barbed wires at the meeting with students today.
Today is a International Human Rights Day. Situation behind barbed wires is grave. Meeting with youth in #Sector3#FreedomforDoctorVazhaGaphrindashvili#Georgiawithoutbarbedwires pic.twitter.com/L9N5FnnUJE— Keti Tsikhelashvili (@TsikhelashviliK) December 10, 2019
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria delivered a message on the Human Rights Day, calling on everyone to "mobilise across the world - peacefully and powerfully - to advance a world of rights, dignity and choice for everybody".
Dec 10 is #HumanRightsDay. This year, we celebrate "the courage, clarity and principle of women, men and young people who are rising up peacefully, to create greater freedom and justice”. - @UNHumanRights Chief @mbachelet— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) December 9, 2019
???? Watch her full statement.#StandUp4HumanRights pic.twitter.com/dhQKdbtNex
December 10 is the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: a milestone document proclaiming "the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status".