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Human Rights Day

Sunday, 10 December 2023
09:00 AM
International, Domestic, Gold Coast Campus, Coffs Harbour Campus, Lismore Campus, National Marine Science Centre
Human Rights Day


Hosted by:
Student Equity and Inclusion

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December — the day, in 1948, that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being - regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. 

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights empowers us all, it establishes the equality of dignity and worth of every person. Its principles are as relevant today as when they were first developed. The declaration reminds us of the importance of standing up for our own rights and those of others.

More details: UN Human Rights Day

UN Exhibits on Human Rights
Explore the works of talented photographers from exhibitions for the general public that have been showcased over the years at United Nations Headquarters. Some of the human rights topics covered are indigenous peoples' rights, the Nazi genocide of the Roma and Sinti, sexual violence in conflict, and the plight of the Palestinian people. View here

  • Read: 30 articles on the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights View here
  • Watch: this video provides the history, content and ongoing significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. View here
  • Listen: Voices, a podcast by the Institute for Human Rights and Business View here
  • RightsApp: a quick reference tool that supports individuals to know their rights and assists businesses, employers and community groups to check their obligations under international human rights law. View here
  • Interactive Infographic: The International Bill of Rights that define and protect a wide range of human rights. View here
  • Free online course: An introduction to human rights is a short course is designed to provide you with a basic introduction to human rights and responsibilities (45 mins). Access here
  • Reading list: books that explore rights issues and stories from around the world. View here