International Human Rights Day, observed annually on December 10th, commemorates the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This significant day serves as a global reminder of the fundamental principles that every individual is inherently entitled to, irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, or religion. It emphasizes the universality, indivisibility, and interdependence of human and civil rights. International Human Rights Day is an opportunity for people and organizations around the globe to unite in the pursuit of “Equality, Freedom and Justice for All”.
This year, on December 8, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 PM ET, UNA-USA will celebrate International Human Rights Day with a national virtual program via Zoom events. The event will honor the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, launch the UNA-USA American Youth Declaration of Human Rights and celebrate the achievements of work supporting human rights within the U.S. and around the world!
UNA-USA’s International Human Rights Day event aims to educate and inspire individuals around the country.
The first half of the event will educate about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then introduce the UNA-USA’s American Youth Declaration of Human Rights; a document UNA-USA has been working on with American youth. The introduction of this momentous document will commence the signature collection process in order to have youth voices heard.
The second half of the event will breakout into workshop sessions where individuals can learn, from organizations, hands-on ways to support human rights advocacy.
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We are excited to feature Connor Franta as UNA-USA’s International Human Rights Day Program Host!
Connor Franta is an award-winning author, content creator, entrepreneur and humanitarian who uses his expansive social platform to advocate for and spotlight the LGBTQIA+ community. He has amassed half a billion views on YouTube, garnered over 20 million followers across his social platforms and is the CEO of companies CommonCulture and Heard Well.
Hear remarks from Ambassador Michèle Taylor, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ambassador Taylor is a lifelong human rights activist and brings a profound appreciation for how the Council can and must promote universal human rights and protect human rights defenders. Ambassador Taylor advocates for women and girls in all their diversity, having long championed access to STEM careers, action to end violence against women, and equality for LGBTQI+ persons.