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Eleanor Roosevelt - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Driving Force for the Declaration's Adoption: Eleanor Roosevelt


The Universal Declaration of Human Rights December 10, 1948

On December 10, 1948, at Paris, France, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights via its resolution 217 A (3rd session).

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Eleanor Roosevelt on November 1, 1949, United Nations, Lake Success, New York

Courtesy Franklin D. Roosevelt Library


The Declaration was adopted unanimously with 8 nations (Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), Czechoslovakia, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the Ukrainian SSR, and Yugoslavia) abstaining but none dissenting.

December 10 is celebrated annually as Human Rights Day.

 

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