Human Rights Day 2022: Theme, History, Significance, Quotes and Key Facts here

Publish Date: 10 Dec, 2022
Human Rights Day 2022: Theme, History, Significance, Quotes and Key Facts here

Human Rights Day 2022: Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. This year is marking the commemoration of the  75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was approved by the UN General Assembly on this day in 1948. It is a landmark text that outlines the unalienable rights.

Human Rights Day 2022 Theme

The theme for Human Rights Day 2022 is “Stand Up for Human Rights”. 

Human Rights Day 2022: What are Human Rights? 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is made up of a preamble and 30 articles that outline a wide variety of fundamental freedoms and rights to which we all have a right. It protects our rights regardless of our gender, ethnicity, nationality, location of residence, religion, language, or any other status.

Human Rights Day History

The date was chosen to commemorate the implementation and notification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), one of the first international declarations of human rights, by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. At the 317th General Assembly Plenary Meeting on December 4, 1950, the General Assembly declared that day to be Human Rights Day and passed resolution 423. (V).

Other Important Days Observed on this day

Large political gatherings and seminars, as well as cultural activities focusing on human rights problems, are held to commemorate the day. The Nobel Peace Prize and the United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights are also presented on this day. Special events pertaining to the human rights sector are organised by various governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Human Rights Day 2022: Celebrations

In order to raise awareness of human rights, official political gatherings, meetings, exhibitions, cultural events, and other activities are organised to mark Human Rights Day. To increase the effectiveness and success of this event, a certain theme is chosen.

Human Rights Day Quotes

  • “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” - Nelson Mandela

  • “A right delayed is a right denied.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

  • “Activism works. So what I’m telling you to do now is to act. Because no one is too small to make a difference.” - Greta Thunberg

  • “It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. Never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant.” - Desmond Tutu

  • “My silence has not protected me. Your silence will not protect you.” - Audre Lorde

  • “Let us remember: one book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” - Malala Yousafzai

  • “Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.” - Arundhati Roy

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