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Increase your global knowledge of human rights and learn about the endurance and relevance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for our times and for the future.

75th Anniversary of the UDHR

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) gives us tools and the roadmap to unite and speed up the fight for our rights. We celebrate the 75th anniversary of the UDHR. Stand up for Dignity, Freedom and Justice for all.


What are human rights?

Human rights are rights we have simply because we exist as human beings — they are not granted by any country. These universal rights are inherent to us all, regardless of nationality, sex, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, language, or any other status. They range from the most fundamental — the right to life — to those that make life worth living, such as the rights to food, education, work, health, and liberty.

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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948, was the first legal document to set out the fundamental human rights to be universally protected. The UDHR continues to be the foundation of all international human rights law. Its 30 articles provide the principles and building blocks of current and future human rights conventions, treaties and other legal instruments.

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Human Rights 75 Initiative

Human Rights 75 is an initiative launched by UN Human Rights together with its partners, whose three main goals focus on promoting universality and indivisibility, while looking to the future and bolstering the human rights ecosystem. The initiative culminates in a high-level event in December 2023 that will announce global pledges and ideas for a vision for the future of human rights.

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Illustrated version of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Have a look at the illustrated version of the 30 articles of the Declaration and discover how the UDHR enshrines the rights of all human beings.

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