Human Rights Day

When, local time: 
Sunday, 10 December 2017 -
8:00am to 10:00pm
Type of Event: 
Special Event
Contact: 
Golda El-khoury, g.el-khoury@unesco.org

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.”

Every year, Human Rights Day provides an opportunity for all to renew with the spirit of humanity’s long struggle for rights and dignity and to mobilise against old and new challenges, in the shape of poverty and inequality, violence, exclusion and discrimination.