Know why Human Rights awareness of important. Act wise!
On 10th December 1948, an international document was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to safeguard and preserve the rights and freedoms of all human beings across the world. It is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Accepted by the General Assembly as Resolution 217 during its third session on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France, in which out of the 58 members of the United Nations at that time, 48 of them voted in favour, none against, eight abstained and two did not vote.
From there on, 10th December is remembered and celebrated as the Human Rights Day to honour the United Nations General Assembly's proclamation as it is one of the first major achievements of the UN. The formal establishment of this day came into picture at the 317th Plenary meeting of the General Assembly on 4th December 1950.
So Why Are Human Rights Important?
Human Rights are extremely important because every individual deserves to be lived with dignity and respect. Human Rights ensure that every human being has his needs met. These rights help vulnerable groups not succumb to abuse. To let people enjoy their freedom of speech and practice their chosen religion (or not), to let them access education and employment opportunities equally, Human Rights are essential. Not only this, Human Rights ensure that the government stands accountable to its people. Human Rights also make sure that the environment is protected. On the whole, for a balanced living and growing together with the world around, in a decent and dignified way, Human Rights are essential.
On this note, it's very important that every individual knows what his rights are. Along with discharging his duties as a responsible citizen, if a person has knowledge of human rights, he will be able to safeguard his own life as well as respect others' rights too. In the current scenario, where chaotic incidents are storming the world, it is very important that we all know our rights and act accordingly. Know your rights, educate those around you and live in harmony.