United Nations: Department of Public Information's Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The universal declaration of human rights (udhr) is the first international agreement setting out freedoms, rights and entitlement for all humanity to claim. It emphasises the inextricable relationship between fundamental freedoms and social justice, and their connection with peace and security. The General assembly of the United Nations proclaims this universal declaration of human rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping the udhr constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, National and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of member states themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights