While Hanukkah candles and Christmas trees bring light to the darkness of winter, the United Nations combats darkness within our society by promoting the light of peace. Human Rights Day is observed each year on December 10th – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights back in 1948.
- Intended to foster international peace after the traumatic events of the Second World War.
- Drafted by representatives of diverse legal and cultural backgrounds from all over the world.
- Translated more than any other document in the world—available in more than 500 languages.