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The Conference

World Conference on Human Rights, convened by General Assembly resolution 45/155,  took place in Vienna from 14-25 June 1993.
The final document of the Conference --  the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action  --
reaffirmed the principles that had evolved during the past 45 years.         

See also: OHCHR web page on the World Conference on Human Rights

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From Teheran to Vienna

In 1968, the International Conference on Human Rights held in Teheran assessed the progress achieved since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 and set forth a plan of action for the future.

Way forward

Vienna +5 – Document
20th anniversary of the OHCHR;
Vienna +25: 
Concept Note
International Conference
Vienna+25 Building Trust — Making Human Rights a Reality for All (A/73/399); 
Statement by the High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Historic photos of the World Conference are available to view and download from the UN Photo Library