The Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 70th Anniversary

Open to Everyone
Free to Attend

5 Birch Road, SHEFFIELD, S9 3XL

Robin Story

West & Central Africa Campaign Coordinator for Amnesty Sheffield

10th December is celebrated as Human Rights Day every year. The UDHR (Universal Declaration of Human Rights) turns 70 this year. In order to have a deeper understanding of the UDHR and celebrate its 70th Anniversary, we are holding a seminar with the participation of Mr Robin Story on Thursday, 13th December 2018 at our community building in Attercliffe, Sheffield. We will have a special opportunity to listen to his insights and experiences on human rights. The event will start at 6pm and will consist of 3 sessions and a refreshment break. We kindly invite anyone who is interested. We also see events of this kind as a get-together and acquainted opportunities. Therefore, everyone is welcome. The event is free of charge.


  • Why was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) passed by the United Nations in 1948 such a remarkable and unique event?
  • Why was the UDHR needed? How was it approved?
  • What influence has the UDHR had over the last 70 years?

About The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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.