Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations. The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred 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. The day is normally marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues. Traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded. Many governmental and non-governmental organizations active in the human rights field also schedule special events to commemorate the day, as do many civil and social-cause organizations.
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Theme of Human Rights Day
Every year Human Rights Day is celebrated with a special theme. This is done to raise awareness and instil the importance of human rights in the minds of the people. The themes for the last five years are listed below:
- 2019: Youth Standing Up for Human Rights
- 2018 - Stand Up for Human Rights
- 2017 - Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity
- 2016 - Stand up for someone’s rights today
- 2015 - Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always
- 2014 - Celebrating 20 years of changing lives through Human Rights
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How is the day celebrated?
The day is celebrated by organizing the political conferences, meetings, exhibitions, cultural events, debates and many more programs to discuss all the issues of human rights. Most of the events held on the day are aimed to instruct people, children as well as teenagers about their human rights. Some of the protest activities are also held in order to aware the people from areas where the human rights are unrecognized or disrespected.
Objectives of celebrating Human Rights Day
The day is celebrated across the world to:
- Promote awareness about human rights among the people
- Emphasize the endeavours of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the overall human rights conditions.
- Get together and celebrate in co-operation to discuss and highlight the specific issues of the human rights.
- Encourage the vulnerable group of people like women, minorities, youth, poor, disabled person, indigenous people etc. to take part in this event and political decision-making.
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