Making the Universal Declaration of Human Rights a Reality: The Role of Higher Education
Broadcasting UN Entity
The United Nations was born in the aftermath of World War II in 1945. An essential component of the Organization's work from the start was the promotion and protection of human rights, as enshrined in its Charter. Three years later, in 1948 this element was further strengthened with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
This event aims to underline the critical imperative of human rights in the work of the United Nations, and to highlight what universities and colleges worldwide are doing to promote and implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, via their teaching, research and community engagement activities; through the commitment and involvement of their faculty, staff and students; while addressing ongoing crises and pressing challenges, and connecting the spirit of the Declaration with the Sustainable Development Goals.