Raise awareness of what the Declaration means in everyday life and show how it empowers us all.


National and local authorities

  • Have officials publicly stress the importance of the Declaration in your work/country (through video, statements, social media).
  • Plan a specific date and time where all citizens honour the Declaration through a symbolic action (e.g. lighting a candle, balloons release, ringing of bells, etc.).
  • Use planned events (sports, music festivals, art exhibitions) in your country, region or city to promote the Declaration.
  • Organize an exhibition on human rights or host the UN Human Rights exhibition (available by end March 2018) in prominent public places.
  • "A Declaration in every pocket": make one-page copies of the Declaration available in every public place (e.g., post offices, libraries, schools). Where possible, include the 70th anniversary logo.
  • Set a minimum number of school hours to be devoted to human rights education.
  • Sponsor school art and writing competitions on the Declaration and widely distribute artworks.

Civil Society and international organisations

  • Promote the Declaration and the 70th anniversary’s core messages among your constituents by organizing an awareness campaign using our communication materials and 70th anniversary logo.
  • Organize an exhibition on human rights or host the UN Human Rights UDHR70 exhibition in prominent public places.
  • Share widely the “add your voice” project with your constituents, which allows the recording of any article in more than 125 languages
  • Link your key communication moments (e.g. international days) to highlight how the work of your organisation relates to human rights.
  • Have the head of your organization publicly stress the importance of the Declaration/human rights in your work/country (video, statement, social media.)

Private Sector

  • Promote the UDHR and the Anniversary’s core messages both within your company and to your clients and suppliers through your corporate communication channels.
  • Have the CEO of your company publicly stress the importance of the Declaration in your work/country (video, statement, social media.)


  • Encourage public personalities who appear on your shows to promote respect for human rights.
  • Establish a regular place in your publications and radio/television programmes for human rights.
  • Make available the Declaration on your communication channels.
  • I will respect your rights regardless of who you are. I will uphold your rights even when I disagree with you
  • When anyone’s human rights are denied, everyone's rights are undermined, so I will stand up
  • I will raise my voice. I will take action. I will use my rights to stand up for your rights.

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