ERIC Number: ED307191
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 40th Anniversary.
Adams, Juanita, Ed.
December 10, 1988, marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Declaration represents the first comprehensive, global statement on basic human rights, embracing many of the values long held by U.S. citizens; and it urges all peoples and all nations to promote respect for the rights it proclaims and to strive for their universal and effective recognition and observance. The lessons of World War II demonstrated that governments which deny basic human rights to their own people are likely to use aggression to deny human rights to people of other countries. The United States has led the effort to expand observance of the Declaration's principles throughout the world. A history of the process leading to the Declaration, its implementation through the years, and the continuing effort to implement the Declaration are given. The Declaration itself is reproduced in the appendix. (PPB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of State, Washington, DC. Bureau of Public Affairs.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Bill of Rights; Universal Declaration of Human Rights