Today, the 10 December 2008, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 60. The day marks the anniversary of the United Nation’s Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Respect for human rights and human dignity “is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”, the General Assembly declared. In 1950, the General Assembly invited all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December as Human Rights Day. The UDHR was the first international recognition of all human beings having fundamental rights and freedoms, the first universal statement on the basic principles of inalienable human rights, and a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The UDHR is the foundation of international human rights law. The Declarations’ core values include non-discrimination, equality, fairness and universality.The Declaration represents a contract between governments and their peoples, who have a right to demand that this document is respected. More information is found on the un-site.