World Consumer Rights Day

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2024 DateMarch 15, 2024
2025 DateMarch 15, 2025

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World Consumer Rights Day History

World Consumer Rights Day seeks to raise global awareness about consumer rights and needs. This day demands that the rights of all consumers are respected and protected. This day aims to protest against market abuses and social injustices.

World Consumer Rights Day was established in 1983. It was inspired by U.S President John F. Kennedy. In 1962, President Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights in a special message to the U.S Congress. Since then, a consumer movement has mobilized action toward issues and campaigns. One such campaign is World Consumers Rights day which is observed annually on March 15th.

Facts & quotes about World Consumer Rights Day

  • The theme for World Consumer Rights Day in 2024 was Fair and Responsible AI for Consumers. The theme in 2023 was Empowering Consumers Through Clean Energy Transitions.
  • According to Consumers International, several consumer rights should be upheld:
    The right to satisfaction of basic needs
    The right to safety
    The right to be informed
    The right to choose
    The right to be heard
    The right to redress
    The right to consumer education
    The right to a healthy environment
  • Consumers International was founded in 1960 to celebrate World Consumer Rights Day. Their vision for the future is to achieve advocacy for 3 issues: sustainability, digitalization, and inclusion.
  • In giving to others which belongs to them, we give rights to ourselves and to our country -John F. Kennedy
  • In a consumer society there are inevitably two kinds of slaves: the prisoners of addiction and the prisoners of envy - Ivan Illich

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