Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

20th anniversary

As we continue to strive towards a world that acknowledges the rights of all human beings, the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action, adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993, still sets the agenda for much of our work. The Declaration, which led to historic advances in the promotion and protection of human rights, is the most significant overarching human rights document produced in the past 40 years.
Overview – UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay

Human Rights Achievements

Find out 20 of the many important human rights achievements that have been accomplished since the Vienna Conference.


Human Rights day 2013

A number of events were organized in Geneva, Vienna and New York and around the world.


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