U.S. and U.N. stand for universal human rights [video]

After World War II, the U.S. helped a young United Nations ratify the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The document was inspired by the principles and values that underpin American democracy.

Now, over 70 years later, human rights are still under attack around the world. Learn more about how the U.S. and the U.N. continue to fight for the sanctity of human rights globally.