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When is Universal Human Rights celebrated?

December 10th

What is Universal Human Rights Month?

December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).  The document proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is 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.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been translated into more than 500 languages and holds the Guinness World Record for the most translated document.

Visit the United Nations website for the History of the Document

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights - Add Your Voice

This Year's Theme

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."

2022 Theme: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All

2021 Theme: EQUALITY - Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights


2020's theme relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recover Better: Stand Up for Human Rights