International human rights instruments can continue to be subdivided into global instruments in which any state in the world can participate and regional instruments limited to states in a given region of the world. Fundamental human rights principles, such as universality, interdependence and indivisibility, equality and non-discrimination, such as universality, interdependence and non-discrimination, such as universality, interdependence and non-discrimination, and the fact that human rights entail both the rights and obligations of organizations and rights holders, have been reaffirmed in many international human rights conventions, declarations and resolutions. Today, all UN member states have ratified at least one of the nine fundamental international human rights treaties, and 80% have ratified four or more, reflecting concretely the universality of the UDDH and international human rights. Commissions can also make general comments on thematic issues. These were published in “International human rights instruments: Compilation of General Comments and General Recommendations adopted by human rights treaty bodies” (HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9 Vol.I and Vol.II). The Human Rights Council, which was established by the General Assembly on 15 March 2006 and was directly reported to it, replaced the 60-year-old UN Commission on Human Rights as the unfaite main undistingalsed human rights body. The Council, made up of 47 state representatives, is tasked with strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the world by addressing and making recommendations on human rights violations, including in response to human rights emergencies. The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is working to provide the various human rights monitoring mechanisms within the United Nations system with the best know-how and support possible: United Nations agencies, including the Human Rights Council, created under international human rights treaties and composed of independent experts to monitor states parties` compliance with their contractual obligations. Most of these bodies are assisted by the Human Rights Council and the Treaty Division of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (High Commissioner for Human Rights). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (USSR) is an important milestone in the history of human rights. The declaration, drafted by representatives of different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 10 December 1948 in Paris, by General Assembly Resolution 217 A (III), as a common reference for the achievements of all peoples and nations. It presents for the first time that fundamental human rights must be universally protected. Since its adoption in 1948, the UDHR has been translated into more than 500 languages – the most translated document in the world – and has inspired the constitutions of many new independent states and democracies.
Together with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two optional protocols (on the appeal procedure and the death penalty) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and its optional protocol, the International Convention on Human Rights.