"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood." Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
On December 10, 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. The Universal Declaration sets out a broad range of fundamental human rights and freedoms to which all men and women, everywhere in the world, are entitled, without any distinction. The Universal Declaration is translated into over 380 languages and dialects making it the most translated document in the world.
The High Commissioner for Human Rights will host a global conversation on human rights through social media on Friday, 9 December at 9:30 a.m. New York time. Join the conversation, ask a question, and watch it live.
Visit the Human Rights Day 2011 website for more information on the Universal Declaration and global human rights initiatives.