Date: 10 December
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
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The Human Rights Day was formally established at the General Assembly on 4 December 1950. This day is observed on December 10 to mark the anniversary of the presentation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This was drafted between January 1947 and December 1948.
The Human Rights are reflected with the words used commonly Equality, Freedom, Peace, Hope, Dignity, Rule of Law, prosperity & Justice. Now poverty is one of the main human right issues in all round the world.
Actions and Programs
Human Rights Day is observed annually on December 10 with different events and programs with an aim to educate people on their human rights and the importance of upholding these in their communities. Cultural events are conducted to show the importance of human rights.
Many important programs like awards for the United Nations Prize in the field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are also given on this day.
2016: Standup for someone’s rights today!
2015: Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always
2014: Human Rights 365
2013: 20 Years Working for Your Rights
2012: My Voice Counts
2011: Celebrate Human Rights!
2010: Speak up, Stop Discrimination
2009: Embrace Diversity, End Discrimination
2006: Fighting Poverty – A Matter of Obligation, not Charity
2005: Torture and the Global Efforts to Combat it
2004: Human Rights Education
2003: Know your Human Rights