Human Rights Day 2023: Know The Rights Every Human Deserves


Last Updated on 9 December 2023 IST: Human Rights Day is commemorated worldwide on December 10 every year. In 1948, the UNGA accepted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) Because every human being deserves all the basic rights that include the right to freedom, speech, right to life and much more. Hence arises the importance of the Human Rights Day 2023. Let us know about the day in detail.

Human Rights Day 2023: Highlights

  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted on December 10, 1948, by the United Nations
  • UDHR: One of UN’s significant achievements as well as the first enunciation of human rights across the world. 
  • With translations in more than 500 languages it becomes very easy to access and get to know about our basic human rights which are still being violated in many countries.
  • The Declaration consists of a Preamble and 30 articles that sets out the basic fundamental rights and freedoms that should be given to everyone. 
  • ‘Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All’ is the theme for Human Rights Day 2023.
  • One should also acknowledge one’s spiritual rights as well. Because every right is in vain without spiritual rights.

What is Human Rights Day (HRD)?

The United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948 on December 10, the Day is marked as Human Rights Day. UDHR is the landmark declaration that entitles the inalienable rights to everyone as a human being – irrespective of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth, or another status. The document is translated in over 500 languages.

When is Human Rights Day Observed?

The United Nations General Assembly chose December 10 to honor the day of adoption and proclamation of UDHR in 1948. The UN partners and governments specify values and collective standards of accomplishment for everybody. On Human Rights Day, the people and organizations acknowledge the significance of the UDHR document and the value of human rights in human lives.

History of The Human Rights Day

UDHR, adopted on December 10, 1948, had its formal establishment on December 4, 1950, when the UN Assembly passed resolution 423(V) to adopt December 10 of each year as Human Rights Day. The popularity of the day is because the commemorative Human Rights Day stamp issued by the United Nations Postal Administration in 1952 received approximately 200,000 advance orders.

What is the theme for Human Rights Day 2023?

The theme for this year’s observance is ‘Dignity, Freedom and Justice for All’, which means the theme focuses on emphasizing the articles in the preamble as a fundamental blueprint to take solid actions against violations at all levels. It is the duty of every human being to keep a check on its fundamental human rights and stand against it to suppress the issue at global levels.

What Is The Aim of Human Rights Day?

Human Rights Day aims to encourage all UN member states to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity, and our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

■ Also Read: International Anti-Corruption Day: Right Way to End Corruption Forever 

This year, the main aim of HRD (Human Rights Day) is to engage the entire world, including public and UN family partners, to support transformative action and showcase examples so as to boost brotherhood and generate equal human rights in between individuals to bring peace into the society.

How do we protect Human Rights?

Below measures are required to close the gaps in human rights protection:

  • End discrimination of any kind: Equality and non-discrimination are core fields where human rights are violated because it exists in large numbers. By its nature we cannot stop it but we can help minimizing it through awareness.
  • Address inequalities: we need to promote and protect economic, social, and cultural rights by taking the step and raising the voice to eradicate the cause.
  • Encourage participation and solidarity:  From individuals to governments, from civil society and grass-roots communities to the private sector, all of us need to ensure that we listen to the voices of the most affected and vulnerable.
  • Promote sustainable development: Human rights, the 2030 Agenda, and the Paris Agreement are the cornerstone to attain sustainable development at present times.

How is Human Rights Day Celebrated?

Human Rights Day is set to complete 75 years in the year 2023. But the campaign to start celebrations has started a year ahead from the celebrations of Human Rights Day 2023. The whole year the UN will try to focus on promoting the legacy, relevance and activism of UDHR through social media as well as through ground level publicity so as to empower public to #StandUp4HumanRights. 

  • In the year-long campaign UDHR will move ahead and will shift its attention to develop a greater level of understanding towards the activism associated with it. UDHR will Educate the people about their human rights, Promote the attitude change to stand against human rights violation to demand equal rights for all and Empower the people by subletting the people with complete knowledge so as to allow them to fight for their rights.

“It is absolutely clear that we need to regain the universality of human rights, the indivisibility of human rights, and we need to find a new energy that motivates young people around the world.” — VOLKER TÜRK, UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

  • As a believer of Human Rights and to stand against its violation, one can help in spreading the word of awareness by engaging themselves in social media. One can use the hashtag #StandUp4HumanRights and #HumanRightsDay.
  • Be official and join the world on social media on December 10th by posting posts under the hashtag #HumanRightsDay and let the world know about it.
  • This day is marked by high-level political conferences, meetings, cultural events, and exhibitions dealing with human rights issues.
  • Award Functions such as Five-yearly United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights and Nobel Peace Prize on this day.
  • Many Govt. and Non-Govt. Organizations organize special events to memorialize the day.

Our Spiritual Human Right is To Adopt The Wealth of True Spiritual Knowledge 

On this Human Rights Day, apart from the other political, cultural, and social rights, make yourself aware of human beings’ spiritual rights and know about the True God, Kabir Saheb.

After knowing the importance of Spiritual Human Rights, we will realize that the only aim of human life is to adopt the right path of worship in True Guru’s guidance and attain Salvation.

Our Holy Scriptures reveal spiritual rules. The gist of all the scriptures is that by taking Naam Diksha(initiation) from a Complete Guru (The one who has the three names and the authority to give naam), one should get rid of the vicious cycle of birth-death, which in other words, is called Moksha or Salvation.

Obtain True Spiritual Knowledge from A Complete Saint 

The United Nations is taking innumerable steps to bring peace to the entire world. Still, various foretellers predict it about Supreme Leader Saint Rampal Ji Maharaj from Haryana, India; He is the only one who will bring peace to the whole world and make earth like heaven.

  • Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj is the Only Complete Guru imparting a true mantra or Naam Diksha (initiation) to His disciples by which they can achieve Salvation or Moksha.
  • His mission is to unite the world by giving the right spiritual knowledge and to take them back to their eternal abode Satlok by making them immortal and granting them salvation.
  • Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj preaches the slogan of humanity.

“Our Race is the human being

Humankind is our Religion

Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian

There is no separate Religion.”

  • Tatvadarshi Sant Rampal Ji Maharaj makes society free from all evils like intoxication, untouchability, discrimination, inequalities, gambling, etc.

The seekers may understand His spiritual path, do’s and don’ts to be followed in the journey of Human life by listening to Satlok Ashram YouTube Channel and by reading a Sacred Book “Way Of Living.”

Human Rights Day 2023 Quotes

  • “To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “We declare that human rights are for all of us, all the time: whoever we are and wherever we are from; no matter our class, our opinions, our sexual orientation.” – Ban Ki-moon
  • “A right delayed is a right denied.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Peace can only last where human rights are respected, where the people are fed, and where individuals and nations are free.” – 14th Dalai Lama
  • “Humanitarian work isn’t criminal, nor is it heroic. Helping others should be normal.” – Seán Binder, who was detained after provided life-saving assistance to refugees in Greece 
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King
  • “Get up, stand up, Stand up for your rights. Get up, stand up, Don’t give up the fight.” – Bob Marley, Jamaican singer

Human Rights Day 2023 FAQ

Question: What are the 5 basic human rights?

Answer: Dignity, fairness, equality, respect and independence.

Question: Who is responsible for protecting human rights?

Answer: The Officer of High Commissioner for Human Rights

Question: Who is the Father of Human Rights?

Answer: Monsieur René Cassin

Question: What are Rights?

Answer: Rights are legal,social or ethical ways of freedom or entitlement.

Question: What is the most important human right?

Answer: Right to Life.

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