Joint Statement on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

U.S. Mission to the United Nations
September 23, 2020

Joint Statement on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The following is a joint statement from the United States of America with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Albania, Antigua and Barbuda, the Republic of Armenia, the Kingdom of Bahrain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Federative Republic of Brazil, Burkina Faso, the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Cabo Verde, the Republic of Chad, the Republic of Colombia, the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Djibouti, the Arab Republic of Egypt, Gabonese Republic, Republic of The Gambia, Georgia, the Republic of Haiti, the Republic of Honduras, Hungary, the Republic of India, the Republic of Iraq, the State of Israel, Japan, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the Republic of Kosovo, State of Kuwait, the Republic of Lebanon, the Republic of Liberia, State of Libya, the Republic of Madagascar, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Maldives, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, the Republic of Mauritius,  the Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, the Kingdom of Morocco, Republic of Niger, the Republic of North Macedonia, the Republic of Panama, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, the Republic of Rwanda, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Senegal, the Republic of Serbia, the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Republic of Sudan, the Republic of Togo, the Republic of Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the Republic of Zambia.

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, We, the above listed signatories of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, established and adopted in 1948, recommit ourselves today to the Declaration and its foundational ideal that certain principles are so fundamental as to apply to all human beings, everywhere, at all times. We recognize the many differences in our cultural, political, legal, religious, and other traditions, yet reaffirm fundamental freedoms and rights for all, and reassert our commitment to honoring the dignity of all persons that is the basis for our commitments under the UDHR.

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