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:


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