2022 Theme: Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All

International Human Rights Day – December 10

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on December 10 — the day on which the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.

World Human Rights Day inspires everyone to speak up and take action to end discrimination in all forms, whenever and wherever it happens. This, in a nutshell, is what World Human Rights Day is all about.

World Human Rights Day 2022, and every other World Human Rights Day, is a day to celebrate the achievements of those who have fought for and protected human rights. It is also a day to reflect on the future and work out what needs to be done to make society fairer for everyone.

Learning about human rights helps to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that empower us to stand up for our rights as well as those of others.

Here are suggestions for simple activities to get involved: