Human Rights Day is being observed in the country like elsewhere in the world marking the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10 in 1948.
Different organisations have chalked out elaborate programmes to observe the day with the theme 'Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights'.
In his message, the President said under the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, all internationally recognized human rights were guaranteed in the 1972 Constitution of Bangladesh with the aim of establishing equality, justice and human dignity.
"The Constitution of Bangladesh has fully complied with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights," he added.
In her message, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "On the auspicious occasion of the International Human Rights Day, I, on behalf of the Government and people of Bangladesh, join the international community in reiterating our unflinching commitment to the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedom of all people as enshrined in the UDHR".
"We have made remarkable progress in the advancement of human rights," the premier said.