World Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015
"Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always."
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to bring to the attention ‘of the peoples of the world’ the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
This year's Human Rights Day is devoted to the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights: the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 1966.
The two Covenants, together with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, form the International Bill of Human Rights, setting out the civil, political, cultural, economic, and social rights that are the birth right of all human beings.
For more information and resources, go to
• UN Human Rights office
• Logo and promotional material
• Human Rights Day 2015 - Q&A
The WFOT Resource Centre offers the following resources:
WFOT Position Statements
• Human Displacement revised (2014)
• Human Rights (2006)
• Position Statement with Canadian Enablement Model
• Diversity and Culture (2010)
International Advisory Group: Human Rights Educating Occupational Therapists – Poster
IAG: HR Workshop Template Awareness Raising 2010
Workshop Template Implementing WFOT Position Paper HR Awareness Powerpoint