10 December is observed as Human Rights Day (Download PDF)


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Every year 10th December is observes as Human Rights Day (HRD annually in order to memorialize the day when United Nations (UN) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.

  • The theme for the year 2015 HRD is “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always”.
  • It symbols induction of 1 year campaign commemorating two international human rights treaties International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
  • Both of the treaties were adopted in 1966.
  • The day is normally celebrated by both high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues.
  • As well as by organize award function for United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize traditionally on 10 December.
  • to celebrate this day several governmental and non-governmental organizations which are active in the human rights field also schedule special events.


  • Human Rights Day was lunched on 4 December 1950 at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
  • By inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day to remember the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the UN it was declared by UNGA as Resolution 423 (V).

- Published/Last Modified on: December 10, 2015

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