Human Rights Day is observed on the 10th December each year. It falls on the same day that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights back in 1948.
This declaration was a huge milestone in proclaiming the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being, regardless of their race, colour, religion, sex, language, identity, or any other opinion or feeling.
Did you know? Currently available in 500 languages, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world!
EQUALITY - Reducing Inequalities, Advancing Human Rights
This year, Human Rights Day focuses on the theme "Equality" and Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) - "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights."
The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Equality is aligned with the 2030 Agenda, with the UN setting out documentation for Shared Framework on Leaving No One Behind: Equality and Non-Discrimination at the Heart of Sustainable Development.
This also includes both addressing and finding solutions for deep-rooted forms of discrimination that have unfortunately affected the most vulnerable people in societies, including women and girls, indigenous peoples, people of African descent, LGBQ+ people, migrants and people with disabilities, among others.
Equality, inclusion and non-discrimination, in other words - a human rights-based approach to development - is the best way to reduce inequalities and resume our path towards realising the 2030 Agenda.
In order to reach our common global goals, we have to create equal opportunities for everyone by first highlighting failures exposed and exploited by Coronavirus. We must apply human rights standards to begin challenging the entrenched, systematic and inter-generational inequalities alongside exclusion and discrimination.
Human Rights Day is a core opportunity to focus on the importance of human rights throughout the world and expose the areas where human rights are being infringed upon. After everything that's happened this year, the need for global solidarity and shared humanity is as important as ever!
Help Joshua Lloyd Stand Up for Human Rights
Joshua Lloyd is aiming to engage the general public, our community, partners and families to take trans-formative action and showcase practical and inspirational examples in a bid to contribute to recovering better and more resilient societies.
As always, we will be sharing information across our social platforms, digital marketing and within our community to further expand and highlight the growing requirement of the adoption of human rights.
Feel free to share any of our social content around Human Rights Day and help raise awareness to human rights and the problems faced globally! #lloydlabel
But for now, as always: Stay safe and speak to you again very soon!