Human Rights Day is celebrated on December 10 of every year. The day is selected to honor the United Nations General Assembly on adoption and proclamation on 10th December 1948. The day is marked by high-level political conferences and meetings, and by cultural events and exhibitions dealing with Issues. Some of the governmental and non-governmental organizations are also involved in creating special events to commemorate that day.

We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

History of Human Rights Day

In 1948, The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. From that day the major stride put forward is to ensure that the rights of every people across the globe are protected. The basic needs of a human such as shelter, water, and food must be access to free and uncensored pieces of information; such have been the goals laid out that day. The day is loud across the globe in spite of where we live, and what we believe, every individual should deserve their basic needs. In South Africa, it was celebrated on 21 March, in memory of the Sharpeville Massacre.

Human Rights Day


2022 – “Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.”
2021 – “EQUALITY – Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights.”
2020 – “Recover Better – Stand Up For Human Rights.”
2019 – “Stand Up for Human Rights.”
2018 – “Stand Up for Human Rights.”
– “Let’s stand up for equality, justice, and human dignity.”
– “Stand up for someone’s rights today.”
2015 – “Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always.”
2014 – “Every day is Human Rights Day.”
2013 – “Working for Your Rights.”
2012 – “My Voice Counts.”
2013 – “Freedom, Equality, and Justice for All.”

Other Celebrations on December 10

December 10 is also celebrated as

How to Observe the Day

The best way to celebrate it is by spreading awareness among the people about the importance of Human Rights. Encourage groups of people such as women, minorities, the poor, youth, disabled persons, and indigenous populations to Participate in the events that take place on that day. Post pictures and share your thoughts on social media about the day by using the hashtag #HumanRightsDay.

Thank you for reading the post. You can celebrate every day with and Happy Human Rights Day 2023.