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December 10 is recognised globally as Human Rights Day.  The date was chosen to honour the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations on 10 December 1948. It is the universal standard for defending and promoting human rights.

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December 9 is commemorated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Anti-Corruption Day to raise public awareness and what people can do to fight corruption. Corruption is a global issue that affects so many communities in the world.

Singapore has constantly been ranked as one of the least corrupted countries globally. In fact, Singapore ranks as the fifth least corrupt country, behind New Zealand, Denmark, Finland and Sweden on the Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2011.

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December 3 is commemorated by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. About 15% of the world’s population lives with kind of disability making it one of the most important health issues in the world. Disabilities exist in various forms which includes both physical and mental impairment which can be either visible or invisible.

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