Exhibit: Celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Beginning on Monday, December 1, the library will be displaying photographic imagery relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We invite everyone to view and learn about this monumental achievement.
“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A) as a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations. It sets out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected and it has been translated into over 500 languages.” During this season of Saratoga READS!, photographic images relating to and illustrative of the 30 rights codified in the UN-UDHR will be displayed throughout the library.