Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world on 10th December every year. It is the day when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Human Rights Day focuses on the fundamental rights and freedoms that people globally have simply by virtue of being human.
The Theme of the day in 2022, “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.”
Human Rights Day was formally established in 1950 after the UNGA passed resolution 423(v). Under the resolution, the Assembly invited all states (members and non-members) and interested organizations to observe the day to celebrate the declaration of the UDHR and to enhance the growing efforts in this area of human progress. Over the past decade, Human Rights Day has taken up topics such as discrimination, diversity, education, freedom, poverty, torture and equality.