Human Rights Day

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Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

Every year, Human Rights Day provides an opportunity for all to renew with the spirit of humanity’s long struggle for rights and dignity and to mobilise against old and new challenges, in the shape of poverty and inequality, violence, exclusion and discrimination.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 10.12.2017 07:00 local time
End 10.12.2017 21:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point El-khoury, Golda
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Golda El-khoury,
Country Worldwide
City -
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Human Rights Day 2016
Link 2 UNESCO and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Link 3 Human Rights: Questions and Answers
Link 4