WORLD AIDS DAY
& HUMAN RIGHTS
AWARENESS MONTH

First recognized in 1988, World AIDS Day falls on December 1 each year.

December is widely celebrated as Human Rights Awareness month.

First recognized in 1988, World AIDS Day falls on December 1 each year. World AIDS Day is dedicated to growing awareness of the AIDS pandemic, and to mourn those who have died of the disease. Government and health officials, non-governmental organizations, and individuals around the world observe the day, often with education on AIDS prevention and control throughout the month of December.

December is widely celebrated as Human Rights Awareness month, with December 10 recognized internationally as Human Rights Day – the day in 1948 when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights. The declaration states, “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood [and sisterhood].”

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