International Human Rights Day around the world in 2020

International Human Rights Day around the world in 2020
  How long until International Human Rights Day?
This holiday next takes place in 193 days.
  Dates of International Human Rights Day around the world
2022 Various Dec 9, Dec 10
KiribatiFri, Dec 9National Holiday (in lieu)
NamibiaSat, Dec 10National Holiday
2021 Various Dec 10
KiribatiFri, Dec 10National Holiday
NamibiaFri, Dec 10National Holiday
2020 Various Dec 10
KiribatiThu, Dec 10National Holiday
NamibiaThu, Dec 10National Holiday
2019 Various Dec 10
CambodiaTue, Dec 10National Holiday
KiribatiTue, Dec 10National Holiday
NamibiaTue, Dec 10National Holiday
2018 Various Dec 10
CambodiaMon, Dec 10National Holiday
NamibiaMon, Dec 10National Holiday
  Summary
Marks the UN's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  Which countries observe International Human Rights Day in 2020?
  KiribatiDec 10National Holiday
  NamibiaDec 10National Holiday

When is International Human Rights Day?

International Human Rights Day is observed on December 10th each year.

This date marks December 10th 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

This day was removed from Cambodia's list of public holidays in 2020 as part of a move to reduce the number of holidays from 28 to 22. 

Keo Remy, president of the Cambodia Human Rights Committee, said despite International Human Rights Day being cut, people can still mark the occasion. 

"We will still celebrate International Human Rights Day on December 10th," Mr Remy said. “Holidays marking freedom of expression are not banned. They were cut because there are many public holidays.”

History of Human Rights Day

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10th 1948, was the result of the experience of the second world war. It is considered a milestone document in the history of human rights.

After the end of the war, and the creation of the United Nations, the international community vowed never again to allow atrocities like those of that conflict happen again.

Did you know?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages.

Further Information

UN: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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