Human Rights Day

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Human Rights Day
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Human Rights Day

Annually on December 10, Human Rights Day (HRD) is celebrated worldwide. This date was specifically chosen to commemorate the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The UDHR represents the inaugural global articulation of human rights and stands as one of the early significant accomplishments of the newly formed United Nations.

The formal establishment of Human Rights Day occurred during the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on December 4, 1950, with the declaration of resolution 423(V). This resolution invited all member states and other interested organizations to observe and celebrate the day in a manner they deemed appropriate.