Choose a specific crisis or issue and assess: What motivated the UN to act (or not)?
How successful the UN was in moderating the situation?
Was the UN able to achieve goals of promoting social progress, better living standards and human rights?
This website provides access to United Nations documentation related to the drafting of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The documents are presented in chronological order, arranged according to the various bodies that met to discuss, draft and re-draft the Declaration. There are also brief biographic notes for the members of the Drafting Committee formed by the UN Commission on Human Rights.