60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Professor Vladimir M. Koretaky, USSR representative,(left), greets Dr. Charles Malik Lebanon, Rapporteur of the Drafting Committee, before 1st meeting
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Radio Round-table Discussion on International Bill of Rights in French, beamed to France from Lake Success
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A French translation of the Declaration of Human Rights poster.  The Declaration of Human Rights was adopted and proclaimed by United Nations  General Assembly resolution 217 A III of 10 December 1948
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P.C. Chang, China, Vice-chairman greets Mrs. Eleanor D. Roosevelt, USA, Chairman.  In background, left to right: Mr. Plain, USA, adviser; Louis K. Hyde, USA, adviser; Mr. Hendrick, USA, Adviser
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Soviet representative Alexei P. Pavlov, left, presents to the Drafting Committee of the Human Rights Commission his Government's views on the draft of the International Bill of Human Rights. At right is Dr. Charles Malik of Lebanon
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Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman, sitting next to Professor J.P. Humphrey, Director of the Human Rights Division
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Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of the Human Rights Commission; Ambassador Nasrollah Entezam, President of the fifth session of the General Assembly; and Miss Marian Anderson, the American contralto, in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York, during the intermission of the Special Program of commemoration of the Adoption by the UN of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Film project

Stories on Human Rights

Messages and statements

Navi Pillay,
High Commissioner for Human Rights
Statement for Human Rights Day 2008
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Ban Ki-moon,
UN Secretary General

Message for Human Rights Day 2007
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Louise Arbour,
High Commissioner for Human Rights,
Statement for Human Rights Day 2007
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Speech commemorating Human Rights Day 2007

Summary statements of Human Rights Day event

Commemorative events

Detainees Week initiative

2008 UN Human Rights Prize

Human Rights Day 2007 webcast

Official Human Rights Day event:
Programme (Word)
Modalities (Word)

Related information

United Nations - Human Rights Day 2007

Know Your Rights 2008

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

UDHR in 413 translations

Universal donorship appeal

The history of Human Rights Day

Council of Europe