World Consumer Rights Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated world wide on March 15 every year.
In the year 1962 President John F Kennedy gave an address to the US congress in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights on 15 March. He was the first world leader to do so, and the consumer movement now marks 15 March every year as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights.
Participants observe the day by promoting the basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and protesting about the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them.
There are 8 Consumer Rights at each person has :
- 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.
In 2017, World Consumer Rights Day will be celebrtaed on 15th March 2017.