Human Rights Day- 10 December is observed as Human Rights Day all around the world to uplift the values that come along with these basic rights that every human is born with. Race, culture, religion, etc. can not affect these values in any way whatsoever.
What is the history behind this day? What is its significance? Read the whole article to find out.
The history behind the Human Rights Day
United Nations General Assembly also known as UNGA adopted the UDHR i.e Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the year 1948 on this very day. This was adopted with an agenda to eradicate the feeling of alienation from any person’s life due to the color of his/her skin, the background of their community or culture, etc. The movement gained popularity instantly and almost 200,000 human rights stamps were ordered in advance from the United Nations Postal Administration in the year 1952.
The theme for Human Rights Day 2021 is “Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”
The difficult to digest fact is that inequalities still exist in today’s world but with the right amount of awareness and healthy advertisement, we can overcome the issue. Equality is also a crucial part of the 2030 Agenda where the UN is working towards the complete demolition of inequalities and problems that are caused as shown above.
Human Rights Day: FAQ
Q1- When is Human Rights Day celebrated?
Ans. We observe Human Rights Day on 10th December.
Q2- What is the 2021 theme for Human Rights Day?
Ans. Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.