75 Years of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
As an organization committed to social justice, democracy and solidarity, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung recognizes the pivotal role of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in upholding these values. Adopted on December 10, 1948, by the United Nations General Assembly, The Declaration remains a cornerstone of international human rights law and a beacon of hope for people around the world. On this website, the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung invites you to join their teams in reflecting on the significance of the Universal Declaration of Human and its ongoing relevance to the struggle for a more just and equitable world.
On December 10, 2023, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be 75 years old. In order to commemorate its importance the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung’s offices based in New York and Geneva decided to collaborate on the creation of a new website featuring all the work they do around global struggles for human rights. These two offices are located in the two biggest United Nations cities in the world and many of their projects revolve around analyses on how progressives activists can utilize the UN as a means to achieve a better world. It made sense for the teams to bring together their forces and knowledge on a shared project.
This website will be updated regularly with contents in different mediums, such as articles, videos and podcast episodes. You can also check out the websites of the New York and Geneva offices to access the rest of their work.
About the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. It was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and its adoption recognized human rights to be the foundation for freedom, justice and peace.