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Human Rights Day 2023

As we approach December 10, 2023, we mark a significant milestone—the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This global commitment, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948, continues to stand as a pivotal force in shaping the discourse on human rights. This momentous document articulates the inherent rights of every individual, transcending differences in race, color, religion, sex, language, and social status.

Human Rights Day 2023 Theme

Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, global recognition and assurance of human rights have grown. The UDHR serves as the foundation for an expanding system of human rights protection, now with a focus on vulnerable groups. However, recent years have seen sustained challenges to the UDHR’s promise of dignity and equality, amidst global issues like pandemics, conflicts, inequalities, a compromised financial system, racism, and climate change. The Human Rights 75 initiative, spanning a year, aims to enhance understanding of the UDHR’s universality and associated activism, urging collective action for an inclusive and just world.

The Human Rights 75 Initiative

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary, the Human Rights 75 initiative has been launched—a year-long endeavor focused on universality, progress, and engagement. This initiative culminates in a high-level event in December 2023, where global pledges and a vision for the future of human rights will be announced, rekindling commitment to these foundational principles.

Transformative Action: Universality and Activism

The Human Rights 75 initiative seeks to transform perspectives and actions regarding the universality of the UDHR. Acknowledging the unique challenges faced by young people in exercising their rights and their active role in human rights activism, the initiative places a special emphasis on youth engagement. The Youth Advisory Group, established by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), actively contributes to the design, implementation, and follow-up of Human Rights 75 activities.


As we celebrate 75 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it is a moment for reflection, acknowledging progress, recognizing challenges, and renewing our dedication to the principles it embodies. The UDHR remains a timeless source of inspiration, prompting collective endeavors to uphold the values of dignity, equality, and human rights for all.


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