Human Rights Day, as defined by the Law Library of Congress, "is observed each year to commemorate the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. The adoption of the UDHR was proclaimed in resolution 217 A (III)." For legislation, Presidential Proclamations, and Executive Orders pertaining to this commemoration, visit the Law Library of Congress' Human Rights Day page.
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, it set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. - United Nations
Audio recordings of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in over 500 languages
The legislative history of the UDHR from the Yearbook of the United Nations
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