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 is partnering with the Young Activists Summit - Women and Girls Driving Progress - taking place on 10 December in Palais des Nations.  On 9 December, OHCHR is launching the 4th Phase of the World Programme on education in partnership with the Slovenian mission.

>> Statement by Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

9 & 10 December

New York

In New York, as part of the official commemoration of HRD, a live audience will take an interactive quiz followed by a panel discussion focusing on youth standing up for human rights. In addition, the Top 10 finalists' photos of the Photography 4 Humanity Global prize will be exhibited.

>> Remarks by António Guterres, UN Secretary-General

10 December


OHCHR field presences and UN Information Centres (UNICs) mobilize around Human Rights Day, organizing activities and joining forces with the UN family.

10 December


Take a closer look at some of the events and stories taking place across the world to stand up for human rights.

10 December