Our 30 Human Rights


Your 30 human rights-the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In 1948, in the wake of World War II, a short document was placed before the United Nations affirming the inalienable rights of people and attempting to document the lessons learned from decades of unimaginable violence and destruction.  The document contains a preamble and thirty articles outlining human rights.  It is called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Did you know?

  • The UDHR process was led by a woman--Eleanor Roosvelt.
  • The Center offers one of the biggest celebrations of the UDHR in the world each December.
  • No country voted against the UDHR.
  • The writer, John Peter Humphrey, was Canadian.
  • The UDHR was used as a framework for the UN to create the Millennium Development Goals.
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