Human Rights Day is commemorated every year all over the world on December 10. It was first announced to be celebrated every year by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10 in the year 1948. Human rights day was officially established in the meeting of United Nations General Assembly on 4th of December in 1950 however the day is celebrated at this particular date annually to honour the United Nations General Assembly for declaring the human rights universally.
The basic ideas that animated the human rights movement developed in the aftermath of the Second World War and the events of the Holocaust, culminating in the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Paris by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.
The many democracies came together and said “Never Again” to the many unjust practices around the world. They created the document setting up the basic rights we all need to live a dignified life.
Reason why we celebrate Human Rights
Human rights day is the worldwide observance celebrated by the people all across the world to get the real rights for the human beings. This day is celebrated to improve the physical, social, cultural and spiritual well being and welfare of the vulnerable group of people globally. Human rights gain new meaning when they become a reality in the daily life of every single person in the world. Some of the important reasons of why do we celebrate and objectives are
* To promote the awareness about human rights among the people all around the world.
* To emphasize the endeavors of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the overall human rights conditions.
* To get together and celebrate in cooperation to discuss and highlight the specific issues of the human rights.
* To encourage the vulnerable group of people like women, minorities, youth, poor, disabled person, indigenous people and etc to take part in this event celebration and political decision-making.
Marking the 70th anniversary Human Rights Day, take a pledge to know your rights, fight for your rights, protect your rights and celebrate your rights.