2 December 2019

UNAI Quiz: Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination.

The term “human rights” is mentioned seven times in the UN's founding Charter, making the promotion and protection of human rights a key purpose and guiding principle of the Organization. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on 10 December 1948, brought human rights into the realm of international law. Since then, the UN has worked to protect human rights through legal instruments and on-the-ground activities.

Test your knowledge of Human Rights Day

Correct! Young people are at the forefront of grassroots mobilizations for positive political, economic and social change. However, they are often marginalized and encounter difficulties in accessing and enjoying their rights because of their age. Upholding their rights and empowering them to know and claim them will generate benefits globally.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Young people are at the forefront of grassroots mobilizations for positive political, economic and social change. However, they are often marginalized and encounter difficulties in accessing and enjoying their rights because of their age. Upholding their rights and empowering them to know and claim them will generate benefits globally.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Young people are at the forefront of grassroots mobilizations for positive political, economic and social change. However, they are often marginalized and encounter difficulties in accessing and enjoying their rights because of their age. Upholding their rights and empowering them to know and claim them will generate benefits globally.

Correct! The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 that is often referred to as the international bill of rights for women.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 that is often referred to as the international bill of rights for women.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. The Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) is an international treaty adopted in 1979 that is often referred to as the international bill of rights for women.

Correct! First Lady of the United States of America from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed, in 1946, as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by United States President Harry S. Truman. She served as the first Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and played an instrumental role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At a time of increasing East- West tensions, Eleanor Roosevelt used her enormous prestige and credibility with both superpowers to steer the drafting process toward its successful completion. In 1968, she was posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. First Lady of the United States of America from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed, in 1946, as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by United States President Harry S. Truman. She served as the first Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and played an instrumental role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At a time of increasing East- West tensions, Eleanor Roosevelt used her enormous prestige and credibility with both superpowers to steer the drafting process toward its successful completion. In 1968, she was posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. First Lady of the United States of America from 1933 to 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt was appointed, in 1946, as a delegate to the United Nations General Assembly by United States President Harry S. Truman. She served as the first Chairperson of the Commission on Human Rights and played an instrumental role in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. At a time of increasing East- West tensions, Eleanor Roosevelt used her enormous prestige and credibility with both superpowers to steer the drafting process toward its successful completion. In 1968, she was posthumously awarded the United Nations Human Rights Prize.

Correct! The Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds the Guinness World Record as the most translated document. At present, there are 520 different translations. Our goal is to share the UDHR with the entire world, and anyone is welcome to contribute a new translation that is not already in the collection.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds the Guinness World Record as the most translated document. At present, there are 520 different translations. Our goal is to share the UDHR with the entire world, and anyone is welcome to contribute a new translation that is not already in the collection.

 

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights holds the Guinness World Record as the most translated document. At present, there are 520 different translations. Our goal is to share the UDHR with the entire world, and anyone is welcome to contribute a new translation that is not already in the collection.

Correct! The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has lead responsibility in the UN system for the promotion and protection of human rights.  The office supports the human rights components of peacekeeping missions in several countries and has many country and regional offices and centers. In addition, special rapporteurs are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine, monitor and publicly report on human rights situations and compliance of States with the various international human rights instruments; ten human rights treaty bodies composed of independent experts monitor the implementation of the core international human rights treaties; the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a State-driven process under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has lead responsibility in the UN system for the promotion and protection of human rights.  The office supports the human rights components of peacekeeping missions in several countries and has many country and regional offices and centers. In addition, special rapporteurs are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine, monitor and publicly report on human rights situations and compliance of States with the various international human rights instruments; ten human rights treaty bodies composed of independent experts monitor the implementation of the core international human rights treaties; the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a State-driven process under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has lead responsibility in the UN system for the promotion and protection of human rights.  The office supports the human rights components of peacekeeping missions in several countries and has many country and regional offices and centers. In addition, special rapporteurs are appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine, monitor and publicly report on human rights situations and compliance of States with the various international human rights instruments; ten human rights treaty bodies composed of independent experts monitor the implementation of the core international human rights treaties; the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a State-driven process under the auspices of the Human Rights Council, provides the opportunity for each State to declare what actions they have taken to improve the human rights situations in their countries and to fulfill their human rights obligations.

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