Marking the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
25 October 2023
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris, 10 December 1948, enshrining fundamental human rights.
The year 2023 marks the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Its 30 articles affect everyone’s lives – from the need to close the gender pay gap to ensuring everyone has access to education. The UDHR set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.
Through a series of ongoing activities under the Human Rights 75 initiative, this year provides an opportunity to rejuvenate thinking on how the Declaration is relevant to people today, as human rights bring solutions to the world’s biggest challenges.
Under the leadership of UN Human Rights and its partners, the three main goals of the Human Rights 75 Initiative focus on universality, progress and engagement. The initiative culminates in a high-level event in December 2023 that will announce global pledges and ideas for a vision for the future of human rights.