Important Days

Important Days

Human Rights Day

  • The day is observed every year on December 10 to honour the day when the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948.
  • It signifies the absolute rights to which all human beings are entitled, irrespective of any race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or another status.
  • Theme 2022-“Dignity, Freedom, and Justice for All” and the call to action is #StandUp4HumanRights

About United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)

  • Formation – 15 March 2006
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • President – Václav Bálek (Croatia)
  • Parent organization – United Nations General Assembly
  • 47 Member states

About National Human Rights Commission, India

  • NHRC was established on 12 October, 1993 as a statutory body as per provisions of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993.

World Organisations and Summits

17th Asia and Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of ILO

  • The 17th APRM of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) was held in Singapore to discuss national action to deal with the issue of dwindling wages of workers, inflation and unemployment in Asia, Pacific and Arab State.
  • It focuses on actions to enhance job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.
  • Meeting concludes with adoption of the Singapore Declaration.

Key highlights of Singapore Declaration

  • Strengthen social dialogue and labour market institutions to a sustained inclusive growth.
  • Ensure labour protection for all through effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining.
  • Strengthen governance frameworks to protect rights of migrant workers.
  • Strengthen foundation for social and employment protection and resilience.
  • Revitalizing productivity growth and skills development with focus on digital transformation, digital divides and lifelong learning.

About International Labour Organisation (ILO)

  • A specialised agency of the United Nations (UN)
  • Formation – 1919 as part of the Treaty of Versailles.
  • Only tripartite U.N. agency which brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States.
  • Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
  • Key Reports Published by ILO are:
  • World Employment and Social Outlook
  • Global Wage Report


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