70th Anniversary Celebration for the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

Date: 17th January 2018
Category: Other human rights treaties and mechanisms

On 10th December 2018, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) will mark its 70th anniversary. The UN Human Rights Office is leading a year-long celebration with the aim of promoting the UDHR and reflecting on what has been achieved.

The anniversary celebrations will build on the UN Human Rights Stand UP campaign, which calls on people to take action for greater freedoms, stronger respect and more compassion for the rights of others. The Human Rights Office hopes to reach a variety of people with its campaign including those working in civil society, citizens of Member States, the private sector, the media, and UN institutions around the world.

The Human Rights Office have provided suggestions of how to get involved in the year-long celebrations including: