Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Worldwide UN family celebrates enduring universal values of human rights

Across the world, the UN family has been making sure that this year’s Human Rights Day – which falls on Monday, and marks 70 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – succeeds in raising awareness of the principles enshrined in the document, which are as important and relevant today, as they were in 1948.

Human Rights declaration 'wasn’t going to be much of anything', men said

Women have left an indelible mark on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but when they first started working on it, men were “thinking that the declaration wasn’t going to be much of anything." That's according to Stockholm University researcher, Rebecca Adami, whose book "Women and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights" was launched this week at the United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York.  Ms. Adami spoke with UN News's Paulina Greer.

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Syrian civilians must be protected amid ISIL executions and airstrikes: Bachelet

Reports that violent extremists in Syria have executed civilians in the east of the war-torn country have been condemned by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet.

Why human rights “can never be taken for granted”

Although the Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70 this year, its 30 articles upholding the inherent dignity of all people remain relevant in the Internet age.

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Human Rights Day: UN officials pledge to advance human dignity, equality and rights

Top United Nations officials on Monday urged everyone to raise their voices and stand up for the rights of others, while celebrating the launch of a year-long campaign on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Decalration of Human Rights.

Human rights under threat in many countries: UN official

Human rights are the foundation of peaceful societies, yet they are under attack in many countries globally, according to the deputy UN human rights chief, Andrew Gilmour.

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