The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On Decem­ber 10, 1948 the Gen­eral Assem­bly of the United Nations adopted and pro­claimed the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Human Rights the full text of which appears here. Fol­low­ing this his­toric act the Assem­bly called upon all Mem­ber coun­tries to pub­li­cize the text of the Dec­la­ra­tion and “to cause it to be dis­sem­i­nated, dis­played, read and expounded prin­ci­pally in schools and other edu­ca­tional insti­tu­tions, with­out dis­tinc­tion based on the polit­i­cal sta­tus of coun­tries or territories.”

Today, Wednes­day, Decem­ber 10, 2008 marks the 60th anniver­sary of the Assembly’s adap­ta­tion of those Rights.

Here’s a video by the Human Rights Action Cen­ter in com­mem­o­ra­tion of the event:

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I must say… its a well-designed, cre­ative video whose mes­sage is clear and unarguably—simple truth. It used typog­ra­phy well, and showed empha­sis on our human rights by sim­ply using 2-colors.

Pro­duc­tion notes:
Cre­ated by Seth Brau
Pro­duce by Amy Poncher
Music by Rum­springa cour­tesy Can­tora Records

To know more about your Human Rights, go to http://www.humanrightsactioncenter.org.

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