The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, France. The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of what many people believe to be the rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled.
Annually, we read the declaration in a central location on Bainbridge Island to rededicate ourselves and remind our fellow citizens of this important document. The public is welcome to attend.
The complete declaration is found on the UN Website.