UDHR at 70

In December this year we celebrate the 70 year anniversary of the ‘promulgation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)’.


From the UN site….

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.


The UDHR has underpinned legislation and legal systems all around the world, although not everywhere and sometimes not where you would expect it!

To acknowledge and celebrate this occasion, our local AI group, in collaboration with City of Sanctuary, has presented an exhibition of photographs in Wakefield Cathedral. Each photo is of a person bearing one of the Articles of the UDHR.


If you have time between now and December 4th, please visit Wakefield Cathedral. It is featured on the Wakefield Art Walk and, as a bonus, even gives you the wonderful experience of Choral Evensong.

The UN website is useful for learning more about the UDHR, with PDF formats to download.

The Stand Up for Human Rights website has a wealth of excellent resources for raising awareness and interest with all-age groups. Go take a look.



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