The United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which has been accepted virtually by all countries while they incorporated it into their laws and legal obligations.
"Next year - on 10 December 2018 - we will celebrate the 70 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and this year's Human Rights Day on Sunday marks the beginning of a year-long 70 anniversary commemoration".
Human Rights Day was established in 1948, and ever since that auspicious day it has stood as the first major stride forward in ensuring that the rights of every human across the globe are protected.
What did the document proclaim?
Universal Declaration of Human Rights or UDHR is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages, says United Nations.
In 1993, an autonomous public body, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India, was found for the protection and promotion of human rights, which works on rights relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of an individual.
"Today, I am thinking of Palestinian and Rohingya children - and all around the world still struggling to achieve Anne's dream of freedom", said Malala, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 as a Pakistani teen crusading for the rights of girls to receive a quality education.
"Human rights have become an integral part of the EU-Bangladesh relations", it said in the statement a day ahead of the worldwide celebration of the Human Rights Day.
But, with some politicians in the United Kingdom calling for us to scrap the Human Rights Convention, do we still need them?
The Human Rights Institute of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Academy of Social Sciences on Saturday issued a white paper claiming North Korea defended human rights, based on a thorough study on the human rights situation on a worldwide scale for the past almost seven decades since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. "We must organize, mobilise in defence of human decency, in defence of a better common future". If we let our commitment to uphold human rights drift - if we turn aside when they are abused - they will slowly shrivel and die.
Mr. Guterres noted that while human rights abuses did not end when the Universal Declaration was adopted, the instrument has helped countless people to gain greater freedom and security, and has also helped to prevent violations, obtain justice for wrongs, and strengthen national and global human rights laws and safeguards. Human Rights do not exist and seventy years on, we live in a world with less respect and regard for principles than we had two generations ago?