U.S. Embassy Conakry Statement on the Occasion of Human Rights Day
Today, the United States Embassy in Guinea is pleased to celebrate the 72nd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. An American, former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt chaired the UN Human Rights Commission that drafted this landmark document. The Declaration proclaims, among other rights, that all individuals have the right to freedoms of thought, conscience and religion, expression, and peaceful assembly and association.
We praise Guinea’s civil society and its citizens for working to advance greater respect for human rights. We encourage Guinea’s leaders to build a more democratic society that respects the rights of all individuals and holds those who abuse these rights accountable in accordance with the rule of law. We will continue to support the efforts of the Guinean people to make human rights a reality for all. Respect for and observance of the rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will create a world in which every human being lives freely and with dignity.