The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

SENAA International, in cooperation with the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR), now offers our visitors a comprehensive collection of translations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted and proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) of 10 December 1948.

SENAA International offers the more common translations based on the visitors who most frequently visit our Web sites and a link to the more than 300 different language versions that are available in HTML, PDF and graphical forms at the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

How can you help ?

  • Everyone: read, understand, copy, print and communicate. Give your feedback to the UNOHCHR.
  • Webmasters: Download the Declaration and add it to your Web site.
  • Translators: Contribute new or transcribed versions. Read the UNOHCHR's Submission Guide for more instructions.
  • Indigenous American Nations, Communities, and Individuals: We urge First Nations governing bodies, communities, and individuals to provide the Declaration in their native languages. Search the list of available translations in the Alphabetical Listing section of the OHCHR Web site. If the language of your people is not available, it probably has not been submitted to the OHCHR for inclusion. You would be providing your people an important service by translating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights into your native language and submitting your work to the UNOHCHR or to SENAA International for inclusion in our list of available translations. After submitting your translation, notify your tribal newspaper or other tribal media and inform your people that the translation is available and where it can be found. 

    SENAA has no information as to how long it will take the UN to publish your translation, but we can assure you that your translation will be published to SENAA International's Web site as soon as it is put into HTML, PDF, and/or graphical (jpg, gif, or flash) formats and uploaded to our site. In most cases, the translation will be published the same day. The person submitting the translation will receive full credit and words of thanks for his or her work, and copies of the translation in all formats will be submitted to the UNOHCHR for inclusion in their offerings.

  • Submissions of new translations can be made to SENAA International via e-mail. Your translation may be submitted in HTML, text, Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, Works, PDF, or visual (JPG, GIF, or Flash) format. If your language requires the use of a special font for your nation's syllabary or alphabet, please include a zipped copy of your language font with your submissions so our publication will be accurate and correct.

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Our Thanks

Our sincere thanks to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for undertaking the task of making this declaration available in so many languages.

Alphabetical List of Translations

Below is a list of translations of the UDHR that are on SENAA International's Web sites and a link to the UNOHCHR's Alphabetical Listing of more than 300 translations..



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