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2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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This chapter talks about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the general assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948. The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction. The chapter also briefly describes the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Keywords: freedoms; general assembly; Member States; United Nations; Universal Declaration of Human Rights



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