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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) 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 and it has been translated into over 500 languages.

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Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Christmas Island
  • Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Timor-Leste
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Korea (Democratic People's Republic of)
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Myanmar
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand
  • Viet Nam
Document reference # Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Issuing agency/parties
  • United Nations
  • English
Formal type of document Declaration
  • Human rights
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • United Nations
License CC-BY-3.0-IGO
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Status Signed and in effect
Adoption date/Enacted/Promulgation date/Signing date December 10, 1948
Effective/Enforced Date December 10, 1948
Publication reference The Universal Declaration was adopted by the General Assembly as Resolution 217 on 10 December 1948.
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Keywords SDGs,UN
Date uploaded July 24, 2018, 20:24 (UTC)
Date modified July 27, 2018, 09:18 (UTC)