Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on 10 December 1948 (A/RES/217(III)) during the 183rd plenary meeting (Meeting record; Voting record) of the General Assembly.

The date is celebrated as Human Rights Day since 1950, as proclaimed by General Assembly resolution A/RES/423(V).

1. Text of the UDHR (html)

2. Drafting history

3. Adoption of the UDHR

4. UN resources on the UDHR

5. UDHR translations

6. See the UDHR Collection exhibited in the Motta Building via

OHCHR website or
Library Catalogue

7. UDHR in Unicode (non-UN website)

8. UDHR70: 30 Articles - 30 Documents

Library UDHR

Roosevelt UDHR


UN Photo


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