I'm On The Same Page

Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was proclaimed by the United Nations in Paris on the 10th December 1948.

The UDHR is the first international agreement which sets out freedoms, rights and entitlements for all of humanity. It emphasises the inextricable relationship between fundamental freedoms and social justice, and their connection with peace and security. The General Assembly of the United Nations states that the UDHR is a common standard of achievement for all individuals across all nations. The principles of the UDHR are embedded in teaching and education across the world, with the aim of promoting respect for these rights and freedoms. As a universally recognised document, the UDHR has been translated into over 500 languages.

In conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the UDHR, Frankfurt Book Fair (10th – 14th October 2018) and the German Publishers & Booksellers Association have joined together with ARTE, ZDF and SPIEGEL to initiate the “ON THE SAME PAGE” campaign. Through a number of planned presentations, Frankfurt Book Fair will be used as a platform to invite support for the campaign and raise awareness of the UDHR and the values it upholds.

If you are going to the Frankfurt Book Fair, you can find out more by attending events running throughout the fair, or by viewing the language editions of the UDHR at the Eurospan stand, Hall 4.2, F74 or the United Nations stand, Hall 4.2, J72.

The 70th anniversary edition and translations of the UDHR are available now on the bookstore.