Remember the Date: 10 December is Human Rights Day – on this date in 1948 the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December is Human Rights Day – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclamed, on 10 December 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human Rights Day was formally established at the 317th Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 4 December 1950 by resolution 423(V), inviting all member states and any other interested organizations to celebrate Human Rights Day.

By tradition, the five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize are awarded on 10 December. Many governments and civil society organisations hold events to mark the day all over the world.

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