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Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home - so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt Driving force behind the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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Join us and "Stand up for someone's rights today." We want to encourage, support and amplify what you do in your everyday life to defend human rights. Together, let's take action for greater freedoms, stronger respect and more compassion. Read more

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In focus

As hundreds of business leaders convene in Davos, Switzerland, to ponder global challenges, the private sector needs to assure the world that they will stand up for human rights today. Read more
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In focus

Human Rights Day. This international day is celebrated by the global human rights community and the whole United Nations family. Activities are planned across the world to commemorate the signature of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Read more.