International Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated annually around 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, 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.


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Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day date is marked to promote the rights which all individuals have, regardless of religion, gender, race, caste, ethnicity, colour or nationality.

To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity: Nelson Mandela 

A right delayed is a right denied: Martin Luther King 

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights: Eleanor Roosevelt 

I think human rights is something we can fight for every day on a small scale, it’s the simple steps we take, like doing the right thing and calling out injustices. To take your fight to a larger scale join one of the organizations around the world that fight for all human rights.


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