Welcome to the Interactive Declaration. Each article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is introduced with a plain language version, an exploration of some key issues, definitions, and suggestions for activities and discussion questions. See it here
Human Rights Here and Now: Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This book is a tool for bringing the UDHR into the lives of people in the United States: kindergartens and unions, Scout troops and senior citizens centers, religious organizations and prison programs. It provides background information, ideas for taking action, and interactive exercises to help people learn about human rights. Get the curriculum here
Curriculum resources from the United Nations Cyberschoolbus. - Go to the site
“We see it as fundamental to our own interests to support a just peace around the world—one in which individuals, and not just nations, are granted the fundamental rights that they deserve.” – May 2010 National Security Strategy
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Reports – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected.
This website contains any available UDHR translations with no distinction between languages and dialects since all of them serve the purpose of global dissemination. At present, there are 409 different languages of UDHR, available in HTML and/or PDF format.
OHCHR also maintains a worldwide collection of materials on the UDHR which is permanently based in the OHCHR Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. To know more about the collection, click on UDHR materials in the left-hand column.
The goal of this website is to disseminate UDHR broadly.
The film is a collaborative effort between Human Rights Education Associates, Sokka Gakkai International and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28 minute long documentary which demonstrates the impact of human rights education. Successful practices and projects in India, Australia and Turkey illustrate the power of human rights education in transforming people's lives and empowering individuals to make a difference in their communities.
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
This animation brings all 30 articles to life using different techniques, from pen and ink to digital animation.
Crime, poverty, war, lack of healthcare and education, and other injustices are all symptoms of society’s deep-rooted lack of respect for basic human rights.
The document which embodies the ideology of respect for individual human rights is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR was signed by the United Nations 60 years ago and, unfortunately, less than 1% of the world’s population is aware that it exists.
Now it is time to stop treating the symptoms and begin educating the masses. Now it is time to focus on the UDHR and empower the world’s population to make changes.
Third part of the series "Human Rights in Focus".
It is about Collective Rights, the justiciability of Human Rights as well as about how the Human Rights System evolves and what opportunities for improvement do exist.
The series consists of an overview clip and one clip about each of the three dimensions of Human Rights.
The first dimension involves the political and civil rights, the second dimension the economic, social and cultural rights and the third dimension the collective rights.
By Jan Künzl and Jörn Barkemeyer
"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." This is what it says in the very first Article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The idea of Human Rights is one of the most important fundaments of human co-existence. At the same time human rights are subject to fierce debates and Human Rights violations are common all over the world.
But what exactly are Human Rights? Who is responsible for protecting them? And do they really apply to all people?
This is the first part of the series "Focus Human Rights". It consists of this overview clip an three more specific clips for each of the three dimensions of Human Rights
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