1968: International Year for Human Rights

Twenty years ago, on December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. To mark this event the UN General Assembly has unanimously designated the whole of this year, 1968, as International Human Rights Year. In this issue, the Unesco Courier reviews the events which led to the final preparation of the Universal Declaration and examines some of the significant developments in the field of human rights during the past twenty years which have made it "a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations". Much has been accomplished since 1948, but no country in the world has yet fully implemented the rights affirmed in the Universal Declaration.

Other issues on human rights

January 1968