This issue is devoted to the third group of six Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In December 1948, the General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Described by the General Assembly as “a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations,” the Declaration has been a blueprint for many international conventions. It has had a profound influence on governments throughout the world. The constitutions of many countries, including most countries which recently have gained their independence, reflect its influence.
The 30¢ New York stamp features Article Thirteen and the artwork is “The Last of England,” by Ford Madox Brown, United Kingdom. The painting was provided by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, United Kingdom. The 50¢ stamp shows Article Fourteen with “The Emigration to the East,” by Tito Salas of Venezuela, from the Casa Natal del Libertador, Caracas.