UN City celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Human Rights Declaration in special supplement

UN City Copenhagen, 30 October 2018 –  The Copenhagen Post has recently published a special supplement made in collaboration with UN City on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted at the UN General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in the wake of World War II. It was the first time in history that the world’s most powerful leaders came together to describe individual rights. The rights apply to all people all the time and include freedom of expression, freedom of religion, the right to education and paid work without harassment, and the right to travel freely. In all, there are 30 articles with rights that are universal, independent, equal to all and non-discriminatory.

In this special supplement, the 11 UN agencies residing in UN City Copenhagen celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by showcasing how they work for human rights around the world. The supplement also includes an introduction by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark, Anders Samuelsen, on Denmark’s recent election to the Human Rights Council.