Universal Declaration of Human Rights 60th anniversary

On 10 December

Celebrate Human Rights Day and the 60th anniversary of the UDHR. Stand up with people all over the world who want to make human rights a reality for everyone. Fire Up!

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The UDHR declaration sets down the basic principles at the very heart of the human rights movement. It has enabled remarkable progress in human rights, inspiring international human rights standards, laws and institutions that have improved the lives of many around the world.

For each month of the anniversary year, Amnesty International has highlighted one aspect of its campaigning work.

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Video: 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Video: 60th Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

10 December 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which sets down the basic principles at the very heart of the human rights movement.
Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

Video: The Price of Silence global musical mosaic

The Price of Silence is a global musical mosaic that powerfully delivers on the message that human rights begin at home and that people world-wide are united in fighting for them.
UDHR film

UDHR film

The 20-minute video brings to life the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in brilliant colour.
Sixty years of human rights failure

Video: Sixty years of human rights failure

Amnesty International has challenged world leaders to apologize for six decades of human rights failure and re-commit themselves to deliver concrete improvements.
Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

Video: Thousands get Fired Up for human rights

Thousands of people around the world took part in actions to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December. From Bangladesh to Burkina Faso, Australia to Austria and Paraguay to the Philippines, thousands of people lit candles, fires or flames as part of a mass demonstration in support of human rights.

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Fire up!

Fire up!

On this significant anniversary, people will be gathering together in hundreds of places all over the globe, to light a candle, fire or flame as part of a mass demonstration
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As global citizens, we should all consider what we are doing in our daily lives to make human rights a reality. Sign up and you’ll receive an email with a link to download your PDF Passport for Human Rights.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of the Human Rights Commission

UDHR articles

Every human has rights. That is the essence of our humanity. It places on each of us the duty to stand up, not just for our own rights but also for those of others - and to help turn the vision of the UDHR into a reality.

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