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World Marks International Human Rights Day

Governments, officials and activists worldwide are commemorating International Human Rights Day Friday.

Today marks the anniversary of the U.N. General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

The General Assembly will commemorate Human Rights Day by holding a plenary session on human rights education. The session also marks the end of the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education, which began in 1995.

The world body also plans to hold panel discussions on human rights education in schools, as well as a human rights year in review.