Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Media Commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Today is Human Rights Day and commemorates the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The UDHR was written by representatives of various regions and traditions. It includes such core values as non-discrimination, equality, fairness, and universality. You can find the full text of the UDHR on the website of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

The United Nations also provides a website devoted to Human Rights Day. Here you can find a statement about Human Rights Day from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

For perspectives on the UDHR from the foreign press, see this web page from the website eurotopics. For further resources, check out our guide to human rights.

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