Human Rights Day Photos

Photos from The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: People from Around the World Gather at UN to Mark 50th Anniversary of the Beginning of the Human Rights Era

A child holds a candle during a vigil at U.N. Plaza on the evening of December 10.

The United Nations was founded in 1945 in San Francisco in the aftermath of World War II. It moved to its current site at 1st Ave. and E. 47th St. by the East River in Manhattan in 1946.

The words of the prophet Isaiah written in the 6th Century B.C.