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


A group of Scouts

More than 40,000 Scouts learn to Stand Up for Human Rights

8 August 2019 — More than 40,000 scouts from across the globe gathered to promote peace, mutual understanding and learn about the sustainable development goals, during the 24th World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, USA.

Wikipedia stands up for human rights

19 July 2019 — UN Human Rights is partnering with Wikimedia to promote access to quality information on human rights through Wikipedia.

Admire the Universal Declaration of Human Rights!

27 May 2019 — From 11-31May, an exhibition illustrating this historic document will take place in Cluny, France.

Convention on Rights of the Child turns 30

23 May 2019 — This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, one of the most ratified Conventions of all the human rights treaties.

The President of the Republic of Liberia supports the #StandUp4HumanRights campaign

03 May 2019 — In Liberia, the Country Representative of the Office of the UN Human Rights Office visited the President of the Republic of Liberia, HE, George Manneh Weah.

Decorative image with hashtag #fightracism

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2019

15 March 2019 — Let us end racism, xenophobia and hate around the world.

Decorative image of women'

International Women's Day, 8 March 2019

5 March 2019 — Celebrate and support Women Human Rights Defenders all over the world.

A baby's hand wearing a bracelet that reads 'you have human rights since birth'

Organize your own exhibition with posters by renowned graphic designers

1 March 2019 — Renowned graphic designers created a series of posters to illustrate human rights.


Stand up for Human Rights with Spirou

1 March 2019 — Spirou Magazine’s great talents of comics illustrate the Universal Declaration.

  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

people have stood up for human rights

We can all be Human Rights Champions

Tweet, Instagram or YouTube your action using the hashtag #Standup4humanrights.

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