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Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). At the 317th  Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950, when the General Assembly declared resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate the day as they saw fit.

Stand up for someone's rights today

Stand up for Someone's Rights Today

Stand up for someone's rights today

Highlights

  • The theme for 2016 is “Stand up for someone’s rights today!”
  • The 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights occurred on 10 December 2008.
  • The Universal Declaration of Human Rights UDHR holds the world record as the most translated document (except for the Bible)
  • Organizations around the globe used the year to focus on helping people everywhere learn about their rights.
Objectives of Human Rights Day

Objectives of Human Rights Day

Objectives of Human Rights Day

Objectives of Human Rights Day

  • To promote the awareness about human rights among the people all around the world.
  • To emphasize the endeavors of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the overall human rights conditions.
  • To get together and celebrate in cooperation to discuss and highlight the specific issues of the human rights.
  • To encourage the vulnerable group of people like women, minorities, youth, poor, disabled person, indigenous people etc. to take part in this event celebration and political decision-making.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 10, 2016

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