World Human Rights Day – All you need to know
The adoption of the Universal Declaration of World Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948, is commemorated on December 10 each year as International Human Rights Day. Human rights are fundamental freedoms or rights that include people’s right to life, health, education, freedom of expression and thought, and the right to be treated equally under the law.
This day is observed in order to promote equality, peace, justice, freedom, and the protection of human dignity, among other things. Every individual has the right to equal protection under the law, regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, language, or social status.
World Human rights have become an ‘international priority’ as a result of the atrocities committed during the Second World War.
Concerning International Human Rights Day (IHD)
There are more than 500 languages available in which to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is the most translated document in the world. A different theme is chosen by the United Nations every year for Human Rights Day, with the goal of making this day of celebration more impactful and encouraging. All human beings are entitled to civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was drafted as “a common standard of achievement for all people and nations.”
Thousands of exhibitions, political conferences, meetings, cultural events, and other programs are held around the world to raise awareness of human rights issues on December 10, which is designated as Human Rights Day.
The Human Rights Council is made up of 47 elected member states of the United Nations, who are given the authority to prevent inequity, abuses, and discrimination, to protect the most vulnerable, and to punish those who violate human rights. Human rights are protected and upheld by international and national laws, treaties, and conventions all over the world.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) contains a number of rights.
The United Nations Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) lists 30 rights and freedoms, including the right to be free from torture, the right to freedom of expression, the right to education, and the right to seek asylum. Civil and political rights such as the rights to life, liberty, and privacy are also included in this category of rights. Economic, social, and cultural rights, such as the right to social security, health care, and affordable housing, are also mentioned in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Events all over the world
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will host “Recover better: Stand up for Human Rights” on December 10 in Geneva, an exclusive online audio-visual event. People and organizations who are working to rebuild a better world by putting human rights at the heart of the recovery from COVID-19 will be featured in a 90-minute program that will highlight their innovations and inspirational stories.
The United Nations Human Rights Office will host “A Celebration of COVID-19 Frontline Heroes” on December 10 in New York. This one-hour virtual event will highlight frontline workers who have taken the brunt of the pandemic’s effects, as well as community organizers who have assisted those in their immediate vicinity in dealing with the pandemic in a human rights-centered manner.
In Uganda, a human rights essay competition will encourage students to consider a wide range of emerging human rights issues in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic through the lens of their own experiences. According to the Cambodian government, a Right to Create campaign is being launched, which will be based on a participatory process of art production. It will be the focus of an outdoor photo exhibition in Ukraine, which will tell the stories of those who are at risk of being forgotten during the pandemic. In Latin America, a virtual concert will be held to encourage people to recover more quickly through music.