About the Event

70 years ago, on December 10, 1948, a milestone document in the history of human rights was enacted by the UN—the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the document set out fundamental human rights to be universally protected. It holds the Guinness World Record as the most translated document, yet, far too many people are still unaware of their basic rights as human beings.

Join the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to learn more about the UDHR and what it means in the world today.

About the Speakers

  • Robert J. Groves, MA, MPH,  teaches at Temple University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Bob has had a 40-year career leading health and human service organizations. He has received awards for his work in public health from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Public Health Association and is a member of the UN-USA Philadelphia Chapter.

  • Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Global Affairs and Politics, Department of History, Politics and Geography, Farmingdale State College

  • Sarah H. Paoletti, Practice Professor of Law, Director, Transnational Legal Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Law School 

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Event Options

Young Friends Members & Students
• Reception and program: $5 or Lecture Pass

Members of the Council and UNA-GP
• Reception and program: $15 or Lecture Pass

General Public
• Reception and program: $25

Important Information

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