Wednesday, December 10, 2008
60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Eleanor Roosevelt called it “the international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.” The Guinness Book of World Records declares it the most translated document in the world. It’s the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and its 30 articles delineate the unalienable rights human beings possess, just by virtue of being human. Conceived by a world still reeling from the horrors of World War II, it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. This Wednesday, on its 60th anniversary, we’ll learn more about this historic document and its influence on the countries of the world.
- Official U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Homepage
- Full Text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Eleanor Roosevelt’s Address to the General Assembly upon the UDHR’s Adoption
- Wikipedia: UDHR
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