Human Rights Day

Human rights are the simple idea that everyone has certain rights as a person (such as rights to life, dignity and respect) and that no one is entitled to violate them; the United Nations designated 10 December of every year as Human Rights Day. They also drafted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims inalienable rights for all people, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

In 2022, the UN will kick off a year-long campaign to promote and recognise the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which will be 10 December 2023. The campaign will focus on showcasing UDHR’s legacy, relevance, and activism—under this year’s theme: “Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All.”