Human Rights Day

Each year, on the 10th of December the Human Rights Day. Human Rights Day aims to honor the UN General Assembly’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). That was the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements for the new Assembly of the United Nations.

However, Human Rights were formally established at the 317th Planetary Meeting of the United Nations Assembly. On the event that occurred on the 4th of December, the General Assembly declared the resolution 423v inviting all UN members and any other interested organization to celebrate the Human Rights Day as they saw fit.

Human Rights day is usually marked with both high-level political conferences and meetings and by exhibitions and other cultural events that aim to deal with the currently biggest human rights issues. Traditionally on the 10th of December, the five-year UN Prize for Human Rights and Nobel Peace prizes are awarded.

Human Rights Day 2021 - EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights

The focus of this year's celebration of Human Rights Day is „Equality“. The main principle is derived from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that „All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.“ The principle of equality is the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with the UN proclamation document „Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind“.

In other words, the social development that aims to erase or reduce inequalities has human rights at its center.

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