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Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948): 30 Articles - 30 Documents: Exhibit for the 75th Anniversary




About the Exhibit

On 10 December 2023, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

This milestone document set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. Its 30 articles underpin international human rights law and provide a common global standard for human rights at the country and regional level.

The UN Dag Hammarskjöld Library presents a selection of 30 key documents related to the 30 articles that constitute the Declaration.

The Declaration is the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages. Adopted by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) on 10 December 1948, it is still just as relevant in our world today.

For more information about the UDHR, explore our Research Guides on its Drafting History and on UN Human Rights Documentation.

Information about the Human Rights 75 campaign cis available on the website of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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