Human Rights Day


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.

This year, Human Rights Day will mark the end of a year-long campaign celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document that proclaimed the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being -- regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. It is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 10.12.2018 08:00 local time
End 10.12.2018 22:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Tararas, Konstantinos
Contact Konstantinos Tararas,
Country Worldwide
City -
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 More on Human Rights Day
Link 2 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Link 3 Human Rights: Questions and Answers
Link 4