What Is Freedom?
Join the discussion we explore the many facets, perspectives, attitudes, misconceptions, and truths about freedom. We begin this journey with the 30 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
[Excerpt from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: ohchr.org] 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 (III) (French) (Spanish) 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.Throughout the month Ambassador Andrew Williams, Jr. will moderate the discussion about how each of the 30 Human Rights Declarations affects people around the world today. Please visit the Freedoms On Demand Portal for more videos and all 30 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights Video PSA's produced by the Youth On Human Rights and the Citizens Coalition On Human Rights.