Comments are off for this post

“Human Rights Day”, December 10

UU UNO and “Human Rights”.
Introduction “Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)”.
Since the UN General Assembly's adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, the OHCHR (Office of High Commission for Human Rights) collection of UDHR translations has expanded from its versions in the UN's six official languages – English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian – to include translations ranging from the world's most widely spoken languages to endangered languages. “The growing number of translations underscores the universality of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the power of its words to resonate strongly across cultures and languages,” said UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
The milestone document has served as the foundation for international human rights law, affirming all human beings are born free and entitled to rights and equal treatment regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality or language.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights are now available in more than 500 languages and dialects. (November 11, 2016)
The OHCHR collection of the world's most translated document includes versions ranging from the most widely spoken languages to nearly extinct languages and dialects.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hetty Francke, UU UNO