ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE
DECEMBER 10, 2021
Today marks the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, as chair of the UN Human Rights Commission, helped to spearhead the creation of this landmark document, which has been fundamental to seeking to
As this Administration has emphasized, promoting respect for human rights is at the center of U.S. foreign policy. As the world confronts genocide and other atrocities, systemic racism and inequity, erosion of freedom of expression, oppression and marginalization because of one’s race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or identity, and often simply for expressing dissenting
On this day, we honor the tremendous importance and achievement that is the UDHR. We continue to strive to uphold human rights and human dignity across the globe.