World Consumer Rights Day 2022- History, Aim

World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year on 15th March.

World Consumer Rights Day is a periodic transnational event that signifies festivity and solidarity in the transnational consumer movement, demanding that, consumer rights are to be admired and defended.

The event also gives a chance to protest against the request abuses and social shafts which undermine those rights.

Consumers International works nearly with the International Organisation for Standardization to produce Norms that give results to global challenges.

It holds General Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This is the loftiest status granted by the United Nations to non-governmental associations, allowing them to share in the work of the United Nations

 

History-

World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F Kennedy, who transferred a special communication to the US Congress on 15th March 1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights.

He was the first world leader to do so. The consumer movement first marked that date in 1983 and now uses the day every time to rally action on important issues and juggernauts.