The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) celebrates 70 years! Born out of two World Wars, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is just as powerfully relevant as it was on the day it was signed, back in 1948.
Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration sets out universal values and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
The Declaration holds the Guinness World Record as the world’s most translated document, in over 500 languages. To highlight what the Universal Declaration means for people in their everyday lives, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) launched a yearlong campaign that you can support by taking the human rights pledge and sharing your favourite article of the UDHR. The closing event of the campaign will be held in Palais des Nations in Geneva on 13 December with the competition "My Human Rights in 180 seconds".
Young people aged 12 to 19 will present their vision of human rights in a 180-second video. Text provided by OHCHR
Video pledge for Human Rights Day by Mr. Antonio Hodgers, President of the State Council, Republic and State of Geneva.