Cover Image
close this bookUniversal Declaration of Human Rights (UN)
View the document(introduction...)
View the documentPreamble
View the documentUniversal 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 in the following pages. 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."

Final Authorized Text
United Nations office of public information
Universal declaration of human rights