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More than 200 world leaders at the U.N. headquarters in New York on Nov. 18, 2023, signed the “New York Commitment,” which seeks to restore the original meaning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on the occasion the 75th anniversary of its proclamation.

World leaders seek to restore original meaning of Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Nov 20, 2023

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The fifth Transatlantic Summit organized by The Political Network for Values (PNfV) last week brought together more than 200 leaders... Read more

Mary Ann Glendon lectures at Harvard University.

Former US ambassador to Holy See to chair new human rights commission

Jul 8, 2019

Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will head a new human rights advisory body to the... Read more

Iran, China detain hundreds of Christians

Dec 11, 2018

While religious leaders marked the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights this week by saying that more... Read more

Pope Francis at the 2018 World Meeting of Families in Ireland.

Pope Francis: Everyone must help promote human rights

Dec 10, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Everyone should, according to his or her specific gifts, fight to protect the fundamental rights of individuals, Pope Francis said... Read more

The United Nations headquarters in New York.

Holy See affirms enduring importance of UN human rights declaration

Dec 10, 2018

Seven decades after its proclamation, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is still being hailed as “a great triumph achieved... Read more