Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 across the planet. This holiday encourages people to celebrate the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is the most important document in the world! Did you know that it is available to read in at least 500 different languages?
The declaration we are talking about appeared in 1948. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly. The ceremony took place in Paris. Surprisingly, until December 10 of this year, there was no document that would secure the rights of every person living on earth. It is easy to guess that he appeared for a reason: humanity entered into various wars that were distinguished by cruelty. The crimes committed by people were terrible and contrary to the concepts of conscience.
Many human rights activists and intellectuals participated in the creation of the document. The work was carried out clearly and methodically to work out every little detail. The final version was adopted by 48 countries out of 58 that were members of the UN. Today, all states of the world support the document.
Did you know that:
- the first lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, took part in the development of the declaration;
- the preamble of the Declaration lists the reasons for its appearance;
- 30 articles fix the value of every human life on earth and the equality of society;
- Each new year, the actual theme of the holiday is determined.
How to celebrate
Find out what events are taking place in your city and take part in them! It can be exhibitions, conferences, marches… Find out more about your rights and inform your loved ones. Publish a post on social networks, support everyone whose rights are still infringed. Find a charity and make a donation.
When is Human Rights Day celebrated in 2022?
Human Rights Day is observed on December 10 each year.