Adopted by the United Nations in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights represents the first global expression of rights to which all of humanity is entitled. Inspired by the horrors and atrocities of World War II, it is made up of 30 articles which outline basic freedoms granted to all people. Nations aim to work within their own governmental structure and the international community to see the Declaration actualized.
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the "Most Translated Document" in the world, having been made available in over 300 languages and dialects.
Watch the video to learn more about the document and its groundbreaking assertions.