Human Rights Day


Date: 10 December

Organized By:UN

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


Background

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.


Theme

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

2008:

2007:

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


 

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