Human Rights Day, December 10
The Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted (10 December 1948). The UDHR represents a cornerstone of the international human rights regime. The UDHR has been translated into 522 languages; you can listen to a recording in your language.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is one part of the "International Bill of Human Rights", adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 (III) of 10 December 1948. The proposal in resolution 217 grew to include two covenants. Now, the International Bill of Human Rights consists of:
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and its Optional Protocols
"Youth Standing Up for Human Rights", video message by António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General on the occasion of Human Rights Day 2019 (10 December)
To learn more about UDHR and Human Rights, check out these guides from the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library: