Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10 — on this day in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that every human being is entitled to without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Did you know?

The UDHR is the most translated document in the world with more than 500 language versions!

If you want to learn more about human rights, there are more than 80 speeches in various languages, including International Sign Language, in the Speech Repository. Some are from real-life settings and others are pedagogical material.

Test your knowledge and skills on such an important topic by interpreting the speeches to find the answers to the questions in the quiz below!

  1. What is the average amount (in euros) spent on military expenses every year worldwide? Speech 28805 FR
  2. In Spain, how many surrogate pregnancies were there in compared to 2015? Speech 28248 ES
  3. What was Eurostat’s estimation of the gender pay gap in 2016 in Portugal? Speech 28104 PT
  4. How many children, whose mothers were serving a prison sentence, were living in prisons in Italy in 2018? Speech 27747 IT
  5. When was Theo Van Gogh, the Dutch filmmaker who produced a film about violence against women in Islam, shot and killed? Speech 25286 EN

Happy practising!

Your Speech Repository Team