Last Updated on December 1, 2021 CareOurEarth
Date: Friday, 10th December 2021; 73nd Anniversary.
Slogan: All Human Beings Are Born Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights.
Sponsor: United Nations
Human Rights Day is annually celebrated to promote and protect human rights, relating to life, liberty, equality and dignity of individuals, for all people over the world.
The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948. This declaration proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status. It is the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the United Nations.
At its 317th Plenary Meeting on 4 December 1950, the United Nations General Assembly officially designed December 10 of each year as the Human Rights Day, through the resolution A/RES/423(V), inviting all nations and interested organizations to celebrate the day every year thereafter.
Annual theme of Human Rights Day in recent years:
2021 theme: “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights”
2020 theme: “Recover better – stand up for human rights”
2019 theme: “Youth standing up for human rights”
2018 theme: “Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity”
2017 theme: “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70”
2016 theme: “Stand up for someone’s rights today”
2015 theme: “Our rights. Our freedoms. Always”