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World Human Rights Day – 10 Dec.

Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home — so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

2023 Theme: Freedom, Equality and Justice for All 

This year’s Human Rights Day theme reminds us that as the world faces new and ongoing challenges — climate change, ever expanding inequalities, racism, conflicts, and displacement — it is more important than ever to use the values and principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as guideposts for our collective actions. 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the UDHR.

10 December is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights. Each of us must take action to uphold and champion the principles embodied in the Declaration.

The UDHR is available:

Get involved by accessing the Human Rights 75 Resources.