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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), it called upon member-states to publicize the declaration and for it to be disseminated, displayed, and read in schools and other educational institutions in all member-states. From the beginning, the UDHR was seen as an educational tool, and it was also quickly recognized as a campaigning tool to secure justice, freedom, and peace in the world. It is comprised of a preamble and 30 articles. The UDHR confirms the universal right not only to education but also to human rights education. Human rights education is essentially about learning to live together in contexts of diversity at all scales from the local to the global. ...

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