What does Human Rights Day celebrate?
Today, December 10th, is Human rights day. On this day every year, we commemorate the day the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human rights; a document proclaiming the rights that everyone is entitled to regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or another opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or another status.
This year the theme is: “ Youth standing up for human rights”. The UN aims to celebrate the potential of youth as constructive agents of change, amplify their voices, and engage a broad range of global audiences in the promotion and protection of rights. The campaign, led by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), is designed to encourage, galvanise, and showcase how youth all over the world stand up for rights and against racism, hate speech, bullying, discrimination, and climate change, to name a few.
Seems appropriate considering the incredible youth movement there has been this year.
You can find events to celebrate this day in different cities all around the world, such as Geneva and New York. Find out more here.