Human Rights Day The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives from across the world, the UDHR was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. Global Human Rights Day is now celebrated on 10 December each year; a great time for people to speak up about the importance of human rights for everyone. Our Human Rights Act protects human rights which are specifically drawn from the UDHR, and we support groups across the UK to mark the 10 December annually. Here's a our news story about the exciting activities we ran for Human Rights Day 2018, celebrating 70 years of the UDHR and universal human rights. "We stand today at the threshold of a great event both in the life of the United Nations and the life of all mankind. This declaration may well become the international Magna Carta for all men everywhere." Eleanor Roosevelt, driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, on its presentation to the UN General Assembly.