World Consumer Rights Day 2020: Theme, significance and everything you need to know!

World Consumer Rights Day 2020: The World Consumer Rights Day was observed globally on March 15, 2020 to protect the rights of the consumers.

Day aims to raise awareness about the needs and rights of consumers and ensure that they do not experience social injustice or abuse of the market that can undermine their rights.

The theme of World Consumer Rights Day 2020 is ‘The Sustainable Consumer’.

The theme highlights the need for sustainable consumption globally and the important role of consumer rights and protection. Each year a different theme chosen for the different concerns about the address consumers.The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated by countries around the world by holding a conference on human rights and conduct discussions on various ways to protect the rights of consumers.

When was World Consumer Rights Day first observed?

World Consumer Rights Day was first observed on March 15, 1983. Since then, every year, this day is observed as World Consumer Rights Day.

Why is World Consumer Rights Day celebrated?

The World Consumer Rights Day is observed annually to promote the basic rights of consumers and ensure that the rights are protected and respected.

What was the World Consumer Rights Day 2019 theme?

The World Consumer Rights Day 2019 theme was ‘Trusted Smart Products’. The theme highlighted what the consumers needed from IoT products like smartphones and wearables.

Background

The origin of the World Consumer Rights Day can be traced to a particular message Former US President John F Kennedy to the US Congress on March 15, 1962, when he officially addressed the issue of consumer rights. He was the first world leader to touch the topic. This day was first marked as the day of consumer movement in 1983.