Human Rights Day 2023

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document, which proclaims the inalienable rights that everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth, or other status.


                                       The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and to make recommendations on them. It can discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office in Geneva.

                                       The Council is made up of 47 United Nations(UN) Member States which are elected by the UN General Assembly. The Council was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 15 March 2006 by resolution 60/251. Its first session took place from 19 to 30 June 2006.

                                      The Council members are elected for three years by the majority of members of the General Assembly through direct and secret ballot.While members of the Council serve for a period of three years, they are not eligible for immediate re-election after serving two consecutive terms.


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