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Minorities Rights Day observed across the world on 18 December

Dec 18, 2014 17:00 IST

18 December: Minorities Rights Day

Minorities Rights Day on 18 December 2014 was observed across the world to create awareness on rights of minorities. On this day, governments and NGO’s conduct debates on the recent developments in policies and practices in Minority Rights both in India and at the global level.  

In India, National Commission for Minorities (NCM) is the statutory body that observes Minorities Rights Day on18 December every year.

About Minorities Right Day
On 18 December 1992, United Nations (UN) promulgated the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, to strengthen the cause of the minorities.

UN proclaimed that States shall protect the existence of the National or Ethnic, Cultural, Religious and Linguistic identity of minorities within their respective territories and encourage conditions for the promotion of that identity.

Quick Digest

Who: Minorities Rights Day

Where: Across the world

What: Observed

When: 18 December 2014

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