International Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is commemorated every year all over the world on 10th of December. It was first announced to be celebrated every year by the United Nations General Assembly on 10th of December in the year 1948. It is celebrated at this particular date annually to honour the United Nations General Assembly for declaring the human rights universally. Human Rights Day was officially established in the meeting of United Nations General Assembly on 4th of December in 1950.

Date: 10 December 2020

Time:  8 am – 6 pm

Venue: Kairaba Hotel, Banjul, The Gambia

Event Description

  • UN Run for Human Rights
    Dash to the Finish Line 2K
  • Screening of The Immigrant (1970) or Children of Men (2006).
  • Panel discussion on the relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to today’s cutting-edge human rights issues of inequality, climate change and new technologies
    at UN Headquarters in Banjul

The day is also promoted through all forms of media including magazine articles, web blogs from groups, individuals or organizations committed to universal solidarity.

Other ways to celebrate 10 December:

  1. Write an op-ed or article for your local newspaper, or for AU Watch.
  2. Set up a free expression wall: Set up a blank wall or giant piece of paper and encourage your friends to write about what human rights mean to them.
  3. Make a viral video about Human Rights Day and put the video online: it’ll go viral in a matter of minutes.
  4. Start a Facebook campaign: Encourage your friends to change their profile pictures to an individualized Human Rights Day banner.
  5. Hand out t-shirts and other gear.
  6. Hold a candlelight vigil or other commemorative event: While it’s important to have fun, human rights are serious business. Consider holding a vigil or other event to commemorate those who have suffered human rights abuses and those whose human rights are still violated.
  7. Hold a talent show, dance, or party: Big social events are a great way to bring awareness to an issue, so why not have a human rights-themed party?

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