THRD Alliance marked the 68th International Human Rights Day in Nepal, organizing special events at various districts of Terai region and also in the Capital.

Calling with this year’s theme for the International Human Rights Day ‘Stand up for someone’s right today’, THRD Alliance launched its report ‘Nepal Protest and Repression’ in Nepali language.

On December 10, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is the first international statement and the first comprehensive document to use ‘human rights’. Today, this UN document is a part of several universal treaties and international laws, constitutions, national laws and social policies.

Every December 10 commemorates the day of UDHR endorsement.  Following the passing of the resolution by the General Assembly in 1950, December 10 is observed as the Human Rights Day globally.  Nepal, being one of the member states to sign the UDHR, also observes the global day of human rights.

While reviewing the human rights records of Nepal, THRD Alliance finds that the achieving objectives of the UDHR, for instance, recognizing, respecting, and protecting human rights as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace, remains a distant reality. But whilst saying this, it is not impossible we believe. Together we can. As this year’s human rights day slogan, let’s stand up for someone’s right today.

Be it in our neighbourhoods, in school, at work, on social media, at home, and even at any part of the world, everyone can stand up for someone’s right and this can make a difference for human rights.

Here are some of the photos of marking the International Human Rights Day:


THRD Alliance marks the 68th International Human Rights Day