Human Rights Day

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Human Rights Day is December 10

This December 10th, join us in celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations' adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UHDR).

The UDHR is a milestone document that 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. Available in more than 500 languages; it is the most translated document in the world.

We encourage everyone to celebrate Human Rights Day by looking through and interacting with the information outlined on this page, as well as following #HumanRights and #UDHR across all social media platforms, where you can view inspirational artwork, discussion topics, and important information related to reducing inequalities, advancing human rights, fostering a resilient and just community, and celebrating the protection of inalienable human rights.

The 2023 theme for Human Rights Day, set by the United Nations General Assembly, is: Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All.

Time for Human Rights is Now

View the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk's message to mark the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Pick Your Preferred Article

Pick and share your preferred Universal Declaration of Human Rights article using this link

One of our favorites is Article 27: I have the right to share the benefits of my community's culture, arts and sciences. 

The Town of Milton is dedicated to fostering a resilient and just community that creates equal opportunities for all. 

Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 27
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Human Rights Pledge

We encourage everyone to take the Human Rights Pledge:

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you.
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will STAND UP.
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

Share Your Story

Have you stood up for someone’s rights? Others may benefit from hearing your story! 

Share your story in the Human Rights Day 2023 Facebook Event Page, and consider sharing on your personal social media page(s) while including the Human Rights Day 2023 hashtags #HumanRights75 and #Act4RightsNow.

"You are one of a kind! Be you. Treat people how you want to be treated."
- Aiden, Milton Student

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Universal Declaration of Human Rights Booklet

Illustrated Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Read through an illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 

This Illustrated version was created and designed in a partnership between the artist Yacine Ait Kaci (YAK) creator of Elyx, the United Nations Regional Information Center (UNRIC), and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights - Regional Office for Europe (OHCHR).