Declarations, Principles and Standards (Non-binding instruments)
Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities [A/RES/48/96] General Assembly
Sixty-first session - Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
On December 10, 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the full text of which appears in the following pages. Following this historic act the Assembly called upon all Member countries to publicize the text of the Declaration and "to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based on the political status of countries or territories."