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International Day of Conscience

5 April, 2021

The preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of humankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people. The International Day of Conscience is towards conditions of stability, well-being and peaceful and friendly relations based on respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations conduct activities related to the culture of peace and non-violence in the areas of youth, education, media and migration, in collaboration with governments, international organizations, foundations and civil society groups, as well as the media and the private sector.