International Human Rights Day (10 December) History, Significance, Theme and Observation

International Human Rights Day Quick Facts

Event NameInternational Human Rights Day (अंतरराष्ट्रीय मानवाधिकार दिवस)
Event Date10 / December
Event Started1948
Event LevelInternational
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

International Human Rights Day Brief

Every year on 10th December 'International Human Rights Day' is celebrated all over the world.

International Human Rights Day History

For the first time in the year 1948, it was announced by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate it every year on 10 December. It is celebrated every year on a special date in honor of the United Nations General Assembly declaring it as a universal human right. Human Rights Day was officially established on 4 December in 1950 at a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly.

International Human Rights Day Theme(s)

  • Theme of International Human Rights Day 2022 - "Promoting safe and equal rights for all human beings".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2021 was "Equality - reducing inequalities, advancing human rights".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2020 was "Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2019 was "Youth standing up for human rights".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2018 was "Stand up for Human Rights".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2017 was "Let's stand up for equality, justice and human dignity".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2016 was "Stand up for one's rights today".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2015 was "Our Right Our Freedom Always".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2014 was "20 Years of Transforming Lives Through Human Rights".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2013 was "20 Years: Working for Your Rights".
  • The theme of International Human Rights Day 2012 was "Inclusion and the right to participate in public life" and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

More info about International Human Rights Day

What are Human Rights?

Every human being has the right to life, liberty, equality and dignity - "Human Rights". The 'Constitution of India' not only guarantees this right, but the court punishes those who break it. The Human Rights Act came into force in India on 28 September 1993. On October 12, 1993, the government constituted the 'National Human Rights Commission'.

The scope of the commission covers civil and political as well as economic, social and cultural rights, such as child labour, HIV/AIDS, health, food, child marriage, women's rights, custodial and encounter deaths, minorities and scheduled castes. and tribal rights etc.

The main theme of the 'World Human Rights Declaration' is related to the basic demands of human beings related to education, health, employment, housing, culture, food and entertainment. Many regions of the world suffer from poverty, which is the biggest obstacle to the achievement of basic human rights for a large number of people.

How is Human Rights Day celebrated?

This day is celebrated by organizing political conferences, meetings, exhibitions, cultural programs, debates and many more events to discuss all the issues of human rights. Many government civil and non-governmental organizations actively participate in human rights programs.

Many programs are organized with the aim of educating people, children as well as youth about their human rights. Some protest activities are organized to make people aware of areas where human rights are unrecognized and degraded.

Human Rights in India:

The Human Rights Act came into force on 28 September 1993 in India apart from the whole world. Taking this forward, the government constituted the National Human Rights Commission on 12 October 1993 itself. This commission also works in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres. Like wages, HIV AIDS, health, child marriage, women's rights etc.

Important Days of December Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
01 DecemberWorld AIDS Day - International
02 DecemberInternational Slave Eradication Day - International
03 DecemberWorld Disability Day - International
04 DecemberIndian Navy Day - National
05 DecemberWorld Soil Day - International
05 DecemberInternational Volunteer Day - International
07 DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day - International
09 DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day - International
10 DecemberInternational Human Rights Day - International
11 DecemberInternational Mountains Day - International
14 DecemberNational Energy Conservation Day - National
16 DecemberNational Victory Day - National
18 DecemberInternational Minority Rights Day - International
20 DecemberInternational Human Unity Day - International
22 DecemberNational Mathematics Day - National
23 DecemberNational Farmers Day - National
24 DecemberNational Consumer Day - National
25 DecemberJesus Christ Jayanti - International
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