Human Rights Day 2020
Human Rights Day 2020: Human Rights Day is Observed Every year on 10th December. This year, Human Rights Day Marks the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Human Rights Day 2020: This year’s Human Rights Day focuses on the devastating fallout of COVID-19 pandemic on the underprivileged people, children, and women and the need to “build back better by ensuring human rights are central to recovery efforts”.
What Are Human Rights?
All human beings are born with equal and inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms.
Human rights are based on dignity, equality and mutual respect – regardless of your nationality, your religion or your beliefs.
your Rights are about being treated fairly and treating others fairly, and having the ability to make choices about your own life. these basic human rights are.
1. Universal they belong to all of us everybody in the world.
2. Inalienable they cannot be taken away from us.
3. Indivisible and interdependent Governments should not be able to pick and choose which are respected
4. Human Rights can be violated although they are inalienable, they are not invulnerable. Violations can stop people from enjoying thier rights, but they do not stop the rights from existing.
5. Human Rights are essential They are essential for freedom, justice, and peace.
What is the Universal Declaration Human Rights (UDHR)?
In 1948, following the traumatic events of world war II, Representatives from the 50 Member States of the united nations banded together to create a list of the rights everyone around the world should enjoy.
Under the guidance of Eleanor Roosevelt, then-first lady of the United States and Politician, diplomat and activist in her own right, the Universal Declaration of Human rights (UDHR) was born.
Article 1 States: ” All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”
There are 30 actions in the Declaration of Human rights – 30 Rights of everyone on this planet. the remaining articles include the right of everyone on this planet. The Remaining articles include the right to asylum, the right to freedom from torture, the right to free speech and the right to education. Do you know them all?
Human Rights Day 2020 Theme: Recover Better Stand Up for Human Rights
This year’s Human Rights Day theme relates to the COVID-19 Pandemic and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring human rights are central to recovery efforts.
We will reach our common global goals only if we are able to crate equal opportunities for all, address the failures exposed and exploited by COVID-19, and apply human rights standards to tackle entrenched, systematic, and intergenerational inequalities, exclusion and discrimination.
10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.
Under UN human Rights’ Generic call to action “Stand up for Human Rights” we aim to engage the general public.
“Recover Better – Stand Up For Human Rights” is the theme for Human Rights Day this year. The aim is to engage with all the stakeholders and partners and also involve the people to push for transformative action. Human Rights Day came into effect in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is available in more than 500 languages and is also the most translated document in the world.