Universal Declaration of Human Rights 70th Anniversary
In January 1947, the Drafting Committee of the first United Nations Commission on Human Rights, chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt, US Ambassador to the United Nations, began their work to write the thirty articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The Draft was completed in May 1948; and after subsequent discussion and amendments, the Final UDHR (A/RES/217A) was adopted by the UN General Assembly on December 10, 1948.
The thirty articles are concise and clear in their articulation of universal individual rights, a direct response to the violence and atrocities of World War II.
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Learn more about the Declaration:
- #UDHR70 30 Articles - 30 Documents from the UN Dag Hammarskjold Library
- Guide on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from the UN Library Geneva
- 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, News Release from UN OHCHR
- 30 articles on the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, from the UNOHCHR