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Human Rights Day 2020 and Its Significance

Human rights are our basic rights or freedoms. They include our right to live, our right to health, education, freedom of speech and thoughts, and equal rights. Human Rights Day 2020 is celebrated every year today (December 10) globally. Every year, a new theme is set to observe this day and make people aware of their fundamental human rights as well as their responsibilities as a part of society.

This year's Human Rights Day focuses on the devastating fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic on the underprivileged people, children, and women. "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.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted between January 1947 and December 1948. It aimed to form a basis for human rights all over the world and represented a significant change of direction from events during World War II and the continuing colonialism that was rife in the world at the time.

The UN General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France, on December 10, 1948. All states and interested organizations were invited to mark December 10 as Human Rights Day at a UN meeting on December 4, 1950.

The dignity and rights of every human come naturally by birth and cannot be claimed or taken away by power. A civilized society is one that believes in practicing human rights and empowers people to question the authorities in case of a thing gone wrong. The authorities at the higher order of working have always believed in the power of the youth to contribute to the protection of these rights explicitly.


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