70 years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948, 70 years ago. After the tragedy of two world wars for the first time it sets out fundamental human rights to be universally protected. According to the Guinness World Record the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document: it has been translated into over 500 languages.

There will never be peace on this planet as long as human rights are being violated in any part of the world.
René Samuel Cassin

One of the freedom fighters for  the dignity of the person was René Samuel Cassin. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1968 for his work in drafting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948. Actually with the Fondation René Cassin it is possibile to take part to training courses, summer school, period of research.

Here the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Multilingual Video Collection

1948-2018: how have we changed over this time?

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