The Universal Declaration marked a turning point in the history of human rights, because this is the first time an organized community of nations set out a Declaration on the freedoms and fundamental human rights. She established the fundamental rights and freedoms which all human beings around the world can claim. The content of the Declaration form the foundation of a democratic, multi ethnic and multi religious.
Unlike the treaties on human rights that resulted from the Declaration and which are those of the countries that have ratified, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is truly universal in scope. It is valid for every human being anywhere in the world, that governments have, or not formally accepted the principles. The Declaration has a moral authority in the world and a growing political force. It is the seed from which fundamental rights were developed at the international level.