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Marking 10 December, Human Rights Day


To mark the Human Rights Day, 10 December as well as the 70th anniversary of adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in the week between 3 and 10 December a number of events were organised to draw public attention to values of freedom, equality and dignity. One of these events was organised by the Red Cross of Serbia with a view to reminding the public that human rights do not diminish with one’s age. The final event was organised on 10 December in the Museum of Contemporary Art. Invited by the United Nations OHCHR Team in Serbia, the Red Cross of Serbia as well as their partners in the Taking Action on Social Inclusion of Older People (TASIOP) project from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro and guests from Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Slovenian Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, HelpAge International from London and Jordan, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and Austrian Red Cross participated in the event. The event underlined that being equal does not mean being same and that being different should not be a barrier to accessing one’s human rights.