The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets forth the inalienable rights and
fundamental freedoms of each and every person on the face
of the earth. These rights are your rights. Learn them.
Promote them. Defend them.
|Study the Overview to
learn about the Universal Declaration's origins
and significance. Read biographic Profiles of Eleanor Roosevelt and others responsible for the drafting
and adoption of the Declaration - witness how the
commitment of each individual advances human
rights for all individuals. Review the Timeline to
understand the Declaration's important place in
the ongoing struggle for human rights. And if you
still have Questions about the Universal Declaration, look
carefully at some of the historic speeches,
essays and reports provided here or at some of
the books and articles recommended in the Bibliography.
Start with the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights itself. Then
consider each of its Articles individually (as one
artist did here). Remember
that, as Eleanor Roosevelt said, "the destiny of
human rights is in the hands of all our citizens in all
The destiny of human
rights is IN YOUR HANDS!