A close-up of one of the promotional posters at the celebration of Human Rights Day 2012, on the theme, "My Voice Counts," in the UN's Human Rights Council chamber, in Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré



In Geneva, OHCHR hosts an exclusive online audio-visual event: “Recover better: Stand up for Human Rights”. The 90-minute programme highlights innovations by and inspirational stories of people and organizations that are finding ways to rebuild a better world by placing human rights at the heart of the recovery from COVID-19.

Click here for more information and to join

15h00 CET, 10 December

New York

In New York, UN Human Rights hosts a virtual event: “A Celebration of COVID-19 Frontline Heroes.” This one-hour event spotlights frontline workers who have borne the brunt of the pandemic, and community organizers who have helped those around them to cope with the pandemic in a human rights-centered manner.

More information

Watch the concert on UN Web TV
or on
UN Human Rights YouTube channel.

2:00 p.m. EST, 10 December

UN75 dialogue on strengthening Human Rights

The UN75 Office together with Universal Rights Group hosts a virtual Zoom dialogue and high-level panel discussion to mark the UN75th anniversary and Human Rights Day: "Is human rights still a priority for the ‘Peoples of the United Nations’? Findings from the UN75 global survey and report".

Register here to participate

14h00 CET (8:00 a.m. EST), 10 December

UN Chamber Music Society

The UN Chamber Music Society performs a virtual concert in celebration of Human Rights Day featuring composers from diverse backgrounds.

More information

Watch the concert on UN Web TV
or on
UN Human Rights YouTube channel.

7:00 p.m. EST, 10 December

Around the world

UN Human Rights’ presences around the world, United Nations Information Centres (UNICs) and other partners will also celebrate this important day.

More information under "Worldwide Activities" here

10 December