Human Rights Day is just around the corner on 10th December 2015.
Human rights and equality are relevant to all our lives; yet people can only claim their rights if they know about them. What will you be doing to mark Human Rights Day?
Are you planning a Human Rights Day activity or event? Over the coming weeks, we’re hoping to profile some of what’s happening around the country to mark Human Rights Day 2015. If you’re planning to mark the Day, let us know by emailing email@example.com
Tips on marking Human Rights Day
We have published a pack of downloadable Human Rights Day images here, so that you can customise your website and profiles to mark the day and raise awareness of how human rights and equality are relevant to all our lives.
Keep an eye out also for our Human Rights Day street banners, which will be posted around Dublin to mark the Day.
About Human Rights Day
Since 1950, Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10th December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The aim of Human Rights Day is to draw attention to the Universal Declaration as the common standard of achievement for all people and nations.
Human Rights Day 2015
This year, the United Nations is using Human Rights Day to launch a year-long campaign marking the 50th anniversary of the two international covenants on human rights:
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; and
- The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Both covenants were adopted by the UN General Assembly on 16th December 1966.
From December 2015 onwards, the UN will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the covenants with a special campaign entitled “Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always.” Further information about this campaign is available here.