Human Rights Day
January 1, 1970
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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that 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.
Human Rights Day 2023 will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UDHR. Ahead of this milestone, starting on this year’s Human Rights Day on 10 December 2022, the United Nations ran a year-long campaign to showcase the UDHR by focusing on its legacy, relevance and activism. The year-long campaign aims to shift the needle of understanding and action towards greater knowledge of the universality of the UDHR and the activism associated with it.