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Human Rights City

In 2008, Washington, D.C. was declared the first human rights city in the United States. This historic City Council Resolution (CER 17-461) was adopted unanimously and was the result of the hard work of local organizations, led by the American Friends Service Committee's DC Peace and Economic Justice program to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). 

Here you can find resources related to AFSC DC's ongoing Human Rights City Project.

Human Rights City Reports

The American Friends Service Committee's Human Rights City Steering Committee produces a regular report evaluating the city's progress in the promotion of human rights. 

News Articles

Coming Soon!


December 10th will mark DC's 10th anniversary as a Human Rights City. In honor of this important milestone, AFSC DC is planning a Human Rights Week of Action December 10-14. This week will begin on International Human Rights Day (December 10) and conclude with a community open house at ONE DC's Black Workers and Wellness Center on Friday, December 14. 

This blog series is a part of AFSC DC's Human Rights Week of Action.