Human Rights Day: Its Significance And History

Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on 10th December. It was officially announced in the United Nations General Assembly in the year 1948. The UN invented a document known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), which states the rights of an individual should be treated equally and humanly, despite the color of skin, religion, language, or other statuses. That particular document is available in more than 500 languages.

Vocal opinion

There is no confusion that youth has the strongest vocal opinion of all. They give shape to the path of progress for the country. The young generation has so much potential, they have the ability to change how things work, they can stand for their thoughts and ideology. Their voice gets a global audience, they can utilize this benefit in promoting and protecting human rights.

When was it officially taken

The Human Rights Day was officially taken at the 317th Plenary Meet of the General assembly on December 4, 1950. This day signifies the most basic human needs like food, shelter, and water. The UDHR stated loud and clear that no matter where we are or where we are in this world, we all deserve basic fundamental human needs fulfilled. Every year on Human Rights Day, debates and conferences take place to ensure the proper functioning of these ideas and every person can enjoy basic human rights. 

Way to celebrate

The best way to celebrate Human Rights Day is to first observe and appreciate the effect the idea of this day has had on your life and around you. Look around in your schools, office, neighborhood, and watch the effect on your scale. 

The next way is to go out there and make a change and do something on your own. Simply make some donations, help people on the streets, a volunteer with NGOs or charity groups working for Human Rights. 

Do not think about the size of your help, every help counts. It is not necessary that you do a large number of donations or help dozens of people, if you even help at least one or two people, it will inspire more people, and this chain of helping people will keep getting bigger and that is the ultimate goal. 

Human right day this year

This year it will be the 72nd Anniversary of Universal Human Rights, the human right day aims to commemorate the youth’s potential as a medium of change and support their voice and communicate with a large audience for the awareness of Human Rights Protection

“It is in commemoration of this Universal Declaration that a Day is dedicated to reminding people to stand up for their and others’ rights. This Human Rights Day assumes special significance for the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), India as it is celebrating 25 years of its existence promoting and protecting human rights in the country, Justice HL Dattu, Chairperson, NHRC, said on the eve of Human Rights Day”.