Universal Declaration of Human Rights

60 years of UDHR

<Originally posted 2008-12-10 05:32:02 -0500>

Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th Anniversary

On December 10, 1948, five days prior to my birth: The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories." Since 1950 the anniversary of the declaration has been known as Human Rights Day.