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A/RES/3/217 D 

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General Assembly

Distr: General
10 December 1948

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Third session

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly

[Part D of General Assembly resolution 217 (III). International Bill of Human Rights]

217 D (III). Publicity to be Given to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The General Assembly,

Considering that the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an historic act, destined to consolidate world peace through the contribution of the United Nations towards the liberation of individuals from the unjustified oppression and constraint to which they are too often subjected,

Considering that the text of the Declaration should be disseminated among all peoples throughout the world,

1.Recommends Governments of Member States to show their adherence to Article 56 of the Charter by using every means within their power solemnly to publicize the text of the Declaration and to cause it to be disseminated, displayed, read and expounded principally in schools and other educational institutions, without distinction based all the political status of countries or territories;

2.Requests the Secretary-General to have this Declaration widely disseminated and, to that end, to publish and distribute texts, not only in the official languages, but also, using every means at his disposal, in all languages possible;

3.Invites the specialized agencies and non-governmental organizations of the world to do their utmost to bring this Declaration to the attention of their members.

183rd plenary meeting
10 December 1948