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AARP Radio: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets forth the inalienable rights and fundamental freedoms of each and every person on the face of the earth.  This year is the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

An international group of renowned elders, which includes Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Jimmy Carter, and Mary Robinson, the former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, is asking the world to live by an ethical code: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It affirms that each person should live with freedom from fear, degradation, and abuse.

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