Raise your voice for equality in Asia and the Pacific
10 Dec. 2021
Since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the principles of equality and non-discrimination have been at the heart of the UN’s efforts to protect and promote human rights around the world. Join us and our partners in the Asia Pacific this Human Rights Day as we #StandUp4HumanRights and equality together. Starting from today we will be sharing some of the people, the faces, the voices and the talent from across the Asia-Pacific – all together saying in one voice: We are #AllHumanAllEqual. Let’s rebuild better, fairer and greener. Stay tuned: more to come.
This year the UN family across Asia and the Pacific is marking Human Rights Day by uniting for the campaign, “All human, all equal,” bringing together the voices of rights holders from across the region through five films and a photo exhibition over five weeks, all launched on Human Rights Day 2021.
The regional celebrations of Human Rights Day 2021 are led by the UN Asia-Pacific Issue-based coalition on Human Rights, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (IBC) composed of OHCHR, UNFPA, UN Women (co-chairs), and ESCAP, FAO, ILO, IOM, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNDRR, UNEP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC and WFP, and the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Working Group which links to United Nations Country Teams across the region.
World Day of Social Justice
20 Feb. 2022
International Women’s Day
8 Mar. 2022
World Health Day
7 Apr. 2022
Global Day of Parents
1 Jun. 2022
On this Human Rights Day:
We call for a #NewSocialContract that fairly shares power, resources and opportunities and sets the foundations of a sustainable #HumanRightsEconomy.
We call for the elimination of #violence against all #women and #girls on this final day of #16DaysOfActivism, and WE CALL for equal opportunities and freedoms for all members of society irrespective of #gender.
We call for the protection of #young people and their futures, including through social justice, employment opportunities and #LivingWages.
We call for vaccine justice through #FairVaccineDistribution in the spirit of global solidarity.
We call for urgent action on the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable #environment.