Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th anniversary


Emblem for Universal Declaration of Human Rights 50th anniversaryThe 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was celebrated in 1998. Not only special stamps were issued, but a great number of events were organized to commemorate this event.


The United Nations Prize in the Field of Human Rights was awarded to:


Sunila Abeyesekera (Sri Lanka), director of Inform

Angelina Acheng Atyam (Uganda), who has worked to secure the release of children in rebel captivity in Uganda

Jimmy Carter (United States of America), former president

Jose Gregori (Brazil), head of the Brazilian National Secretariat for Human Rights

Anna Sabatova (Czech Republic), one of the founding members of Charta 77


A special prize was given in honour of all human rights defenders.






A special website for the 50th anniversary from the United Nations.

The website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.





Bangladesh                                   10 December 1998

Faroe Islands                                18 May 1998

Netherlands                                  17 March 1998

Republic of Moldova                      10 December 1998

Tunisia                                         10 December 1998









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