Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
December 5, 2011


In recognition of Human Rights Day, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will deliver a human rights policy speech on Tuesday, December 6, hosted by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Secretary will speak at 6:00 pm local time/ 12:00 pm EST. The speech will be live-streamed and available for viewing at: http://conx.state.gov/digital-diplomacy/ and www.humanrights.gov. Follow the conversation on Twitter under the hashtag: #Dignity4All.

Human Rights Day recognizes the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. The Declaration outlines the inalienable rights of all people and has since served as the benchmark for the extension and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the drafting committee, which included members from Lebanon, USSR, China, France, Australia, Chile, Canada, and the United Kingdom. December 10, 2011 is the 63rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration. For more about Human Rights Day and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, visit www.humanrights.gov.

Highlighted event video clips, B-roll, and background video content will be available via http://www.theNewsMarket.com. The NewsMarket video service is free and registration can be completed at https://www.thenewsmarket.com/Registrations/PreRegistrationPage.aspx?regtype=R.



PRN: 2011/2065