December 14, 2008
Daily Star - UN rights declaration turns 60 as abuses persist
The UN and human rights organizations celebrated on Wednesday the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which coincided with Human Rights Day, celebrated annually on December 10. The Universal Declaration, a short document of 30 articles, was signed on December 10, 1948, and is recognized as the most translated document in the world. It stipulates that all civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights were the right of every individual "without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion."