On this round-shaped earth, people belonging to different religions, castes, living statuses, complexions, languages and categories are living. The problematic situation is whether each of them has gained the rights that a human should have without creating any discrimination.
On December 4, 1950, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution and invited all UN member states to immortalize the December 10 1948, publication of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with an annual celebration, known as Human Rights Day. Every year a specific theme is selected to spotlight a particular perspective of this effort to sustain human rights. Those themes have comprised ending discrimination, fighting poverty, and protecting victims of human rights violations. Moreover, since 1968 it has been nominated as the International Year for Human Rights.
Apart from that, Human Rights Day has also served as the instance for protests, other demonstrations and the rise of voice of the people in support of human rights and its sustainability, especially in countries that have frequently been afflicted by the declaration of rights violations.
Also, Human rights have been determined as the heart of the 2030 Sustainable Goals Agenda. This Agenda foresees a world of universal respect for human rights and human dignity, the rule of law, justice, equality and non-discrimination; of respect for race, sex, ethnicity and cultural diversity; and of equal opportunity permitting the full realization of human potential and contributing to shared prosperity; a just, equitable, tolerant, open and socially inclusive world in which the needs of the most vulnerable are met.
Therefore to signify these monuments, Human Rights Day is celebrated all over the world on the 10th of December every year.
~Written by: Rtr. Kuhanya Sivasangari~ | ~Featured image designed by: Rtr. Kavishka Kodithuwakku~