The United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at its 3rd General Assembly on December 10, 1948, as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations to ensure fundamental human rights that are the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world.
“Human Rights Lectures” are one of the human rights awareness-raising activities where citizens learn about the preciousness of life and compassion. This is conducted mainly by Human Rights Volunteers nationwide.
The National Essay Contest has been held since 1981 for the purpose of enabling junior high school students to deepen understanding of human rights, etc.
The Human Rights Flower Campaign, which has been held since 1982, is an awareness-raising activity targeted mainly for elementary school students.