Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Declaration consists of 30 articles affirming an individual’s rights. Adopted in 1948, this year it’s the 70th birthday.

Article 1 is my favorite:

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.“The Universal Declaration has helped countless people gain greater freedoms and equality. Violations have been prevented; independence and autonomy have been attained. While not all the promises of the Universal Declaration have been fulfilled, many people have been able to secure essential rights and freedoms and put an end to discrimination.”

Here you can read the declaration (translated into 500 languagues) and here the countries who have adopted the declaration.