Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day

Basic Information

Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 with an aim to educate people on their human rights and the importance of upholding these in their communities.


Post Last Updated: Dec 9, 2019 @ 7:30 am

Observed on: 10 December

Organized by: UN

Introduced in: 1950

Observed: Worldwide


About Human Rights Day

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.


Activities and Programs on the Day

This 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 for Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day 2019 Theme is “Youth Standing Up for Human Rights

2018 Theme was “70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

2017 Theme: 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity

2016 Theme: Stand up for someone’s rights today!

2015 Theme: Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always

2014 Theme: Human Rights 365 – Every day is Human Rights Day

2013 Theme: 20 Years Working for Your Rights

2012 Theme: My Voice Counts – Inclusion and the right to participate in public life

2011 Theme: Celebrate Human Rights!

2010 Theme: Speak up, Stop Discrimination

2009 Theme: Embrace Diversity, End Discrimination

2007 – 2008 Theme: 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

2006 Theme: Fighting Poverty – A Matter of Obligation, not Charity

2005 Theme: Torture and the Global Efforts to Combat it

2004 Theme: Human Rights Education

2003 Theme: Know your Human Rights


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