Organizational and educational resources on human rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
There are many organizational and educational resources devoted to the promotion and awareness of human rights. Below you will find some resources providing insightful information on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and human rights in Canada.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights | OHCHR
Explore comprehensive information on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including the full text, the audio text, background information, key principles and additional resources.
- History of the Declaration | United Nations
Explore the historical narrative of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the events, individuals and milestones that shaped this foundational document.
- Human Rights 75 Campaign | OHCHR
Visit the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights’ web page providing comprehensive information, key events, documents and initiatives on the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Pick and share your favourite UDHR article
Take a stand for human rights by committing to the cause through active participation in the Stand Up for Human Rights campaign.
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 75: Looking to Future Generations | UN Web TV
Watch the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights roundtable uniting UN agencies, civil society, and human rights experts to discuss and forge a shared understanding of securing the human rights of present and future generations.
- Human Rights Day | OHCHR
Learn about Human Rights Day and the importance of human rights worldwide.
- Human Rights Instruments | OHCHR
Explore the comprehensive list of international human rights instruments that contribute to the promotion and protection of human rights globally.
- UNOG Library Research Guide on the UDHR
Browse through the library resource guide provided by the United Nations Office at Geneva, offering a curated collection of links and information on various topics related to international organizations, human rights and international law.
Canada and human rights
- Rights and freedoms in Canada
See how the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees a broad spectrum of rights.
- The Canadian Constitution — About Canada’s system of justice
Learn about the Canadian Constitution and the rights and freedoms of individuals during the legal process.
- Canadian Human Rights Commission
Visit the Canadian Human Rights Commission's web page and access resources, information and tools, and actively engage in understanding and supporting efforts to advance and protect human rights in Canada.
- Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights
Explore the Senate of Canada’s web page to learn about the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights and stay informed on its members, mandate, activities and its role in addressing human rights issues in Canada.
- Provincial and territorial agencies
See a full list of provincial and territorial human rights bodies.
- Canada and the United Nations
Dive into a hub of information on Canada's international relations, diplomatic initiatives and collaborations within the United Nations framework.
- United Nations Human rights treaties
Access information about Canada’s commitments to UN-related treaties, stay informed on international agreements, and actively engage in understanding Canada's role and responsibilities in the United Nations system.
- Canada’s international human rights policy
Discover Canada’s engagement in human rights and learn more about the policies, initiatives and actions undertaken to promote and protect human rights globally, with a focus on international development efforts.
- Canada and the G7
Learn more about Canada's involvement in the G7 and explore the country's priorities, initiatives and collaborations with other G7 nations on international issues.
- Canada and La Francophonie
Read about Canada's endeavors within La Francophonie focusing on advocating for peace, democracy, human rights and gender equality.
- Canada and the Organization of American States
Explore Canada's involvement with the Organization of American States, a foundation built on 4 pillars: democracy, human rights, security and development.
- Canada and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
Look into Canada’s engagement with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and learn more about the country's involvement, priorities and collaborative initiatives within the OSCE framework.
- Realizing the Pledge: Canada and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Defining Moments offers an immersive exploration of "Realizing the Pledge," providing a comprehensive understanding of the history and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Engage in the Ignite Change Convention organized by the John Humphrey Centre, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Declaration and addressing prominent human rights challenges.
- Engaging Children & Youth — John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Explore educational resources for children and youth about the importance of human rights and its meaning in everyday life.
- Adult Education and Learning — John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Delve into educational materials designed for adults, illuminating the significance of human rights and its practical implications in daily life.
- ILO Slideshow — Health and life at work: A basic human right
Discover resources provided by the International Labour Organization to enhance your understanding of your rights in the workplace.
- ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (Declaration)
Dive into details on the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, including its principles, background and implementation, to witness the International Labour Organization's commitment to advancing fundamental labor rights globally.
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