WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY 2018

In any country’s constitution, a bill of rights expressly enumerates a citizen’s right, as well as its limitations.  Consequently, all consumers have the basic right to anything purchased.  As technological developments brought about a lot of change, a wider range of products and services are available.  It is sad to note that quality is often not maintained as quantity of buyers increase.

When is the World Consumer Rights Day in 2018?

The World Consumer Rights Day is on March 15, 2018, a Thursday.

The World Consumer Rights Day is always observed internationally on the 15th day of March each year.

The Origin and Purpose of the World Consumer Rights Day:

The inaugural observance of the World Consumer Rights Day was on March 15, 1983.  As proposed by Anwar Fazal, this event was established by the Consumers International.  Based in London of the United Kingdom, this organization was founded in 1960 to act as an autonomous voice for all purchasers.

The purpose of the World Consumer Rights Day is to promote the rights of the global end users of goods and services.  Each year’s observance has a theme and a slogan.

World Consumer Rights Day 2015 Theme

For 2015, the World Consumer Rights Day’s theme is: Helping Consumers Choose Healthy Diets (rights to healthy food).

This theme aims to bring into the spotlight the dangers of unhealthy diets and the focal point which it hinges on: Consumer Choices. The availability of unhealthy foods, the disparity of prices between them and the more healthy ones, the marketing practices of those who are into food production; all of these impact the effect of Dietary malnutrition, which rapidly reaches the level of Smoking’s affliction rate. These initiatives have already started late last year and will continue on to be promoted this year.

When is the World Consumer Rights Day in 2019?

The World Consumer Rights Day is on March 15, 2019, a Friday.