The promotion and protection of human rights is at the heart of multilateralism and a central pillar of the UN system. Peace and security, human rights and development are inseparable and mutually reinforcing. The EU is and will remain a leading player on these three fronts.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is as valid as it was at the time of its adoption and sadly, we are far from the full respect of these commitments all over the world. Rights and freedoms are still being challenged and the space for civil society is shrinking in many countries throughout the world.
In order to show the EU's support to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and to spread its important messages, EU Delegations around the world joined today in a social media campaign to mark its 70th anniversary. The campaign will run for 30 days, underlining every day one of the 30 articles of the Declaration.