Meeting the moment
Human Rights at 75
In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)—the foundational document of the modern human rights movement.
The UDHR’s thirty fundamental rights and freedoms, enshrined in international law, continue to inspire activists and human rights defenders today.
But 75 years later, states and international institutions are failing to deliver on the promise of the UDHR. And across the globe, authoritarian governments and corrupt corporate interests are trying to undermine decades of progress.
We believe in the power and the potential of the declaration. But to realize its vision for a more just world, we must: