Why We Celebrate Human Right Day every year on 10th December

Human Right Declaration Day

Human Right Day Significance

Every year on December 10, Human Rights Day is observed globally to honour the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This was the first-ever global document on human rights that outlines the fundamental rights of all human beings that need to be protected universally.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948,” UN’s official website stated.

This year celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s Human Rights Day theme is “Equality, Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”

In the year 1948, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration, which has been translated into over 500 languages, is the most widely read document in the world.

The date of 9 December was later selected to mark Human Right Day. The day sees the global body raise awareness about the rights that should be accorded to every person throughout the world. On this day, the United Nations also encourages countries around the world to create equal opportunities for everyone.

Details on Human Rights Council:

This Council comprises of 47 elected UN member states who are responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights globally. The member states also have the right to address situations of human rights violations and make recommendations about the same,

Additionally, human rights are upheld and protected by any specific country laws, international rules and treaties that are globally signed.


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