Human Rights Day 2022 History, significance, theme – All you need to know

Human Rights Day theme 2021

The theme for this year’s Human Rights Day is “Equality, Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.

Every year on December 10, Human Rights Day is observed globally to honour the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This was the first-ever global document on human rights that outlines the fundamental rights of all human beings that need to be protected universally.

“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948,” UN’s official website stated.

This year celebrates the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year’s Human Rights Day theme is “Equality, Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”

This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to ‘Equality’ and Article 1 of the UDHR – “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda and with the UN approach set out in the document Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into more than 500 languages and is the most translated document in the world.

Human rights day quotes 2021

Former South African president Nelson Mandela

“To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.”:

Former American minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr

“A right delayed is a right denied.”

António Guterres, secretary-general of the United Nations

“When we achieve human rights and human dignity for all people – they will build a peaceful, sustainable, and just world.”

Former US president John F Kennedy

“The rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.”

Human Rights Day wishes 2021

Always be yourself and stand up for your rights as everyone has the freedom to express themselves well. Happy Human Rights Day!

Human Rights Day reminds us of our powers to stop any injustice or abuse by any authority. Let us come together to celebrate those powerful rights.

Human beings are born free and have the power to express themselves willingly. I wish you a happy Human Rights Day.

We all are humans and we are all born with dignity and with equal rights and if someone takes away our rights, it is our duty to fight back. Happy Human Rights Day!

When the rights of one man are threatened, it means that the rights of every man are diminished and therefore, we all must stand for it. Happy Human Rights Day!

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