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Human Rights Day observed globally on 10 December

The theme for the 2014 Human Rights Day is Human Rights 365.

Dec 10, 2014 15:50 IST
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10 December: Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day was observed globally on 10 December 2014.  The theme for the 2014 Human Rights Day is Human Rights 365. The theme was based on the idea that every day is Human Rights Day and everyone is entitled to basic human rights day.

The day celebrates the fundamental proposition in the Universal Declaration that each one of us, everywhere, at all times is entitled to the full range of human rights, that human rights belong equally to each of us and bind us together as a global community with the same ideals and values.

The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948.

The day is marked both by high-level political conferences and meetings and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues.

In addition it is traditionally on 10 December that the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded.

First Human Rights Day was celebrated in 1950.

 

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