United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217

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UN General Assembly
Resolution A/RES/217A
Date10 December 1948
CodeA/RES/3/217A ([{{{document}}} Document])
SubjectUniversal Declaration of Human Rights
Voting summary
48 voted for
None voted against
8 abstained
2 present not voting
ResultRatified and Adopted

United Nations General Assembly Resolution 217A was adopted on December 10, 1948, to ratify the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The resolution was adopted by a majority of 48 countries from among the 58 members of the United Nations at that time; however 8 abstained and the Republic of Honduras and the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen did not vote.

Voting Results[edit]

The result of the voting was the following:[1]

For Abstentions
 Afghanistan  Byelorussian SSR
 Argentina  Czechoslovakia
 Australia Poland
 Belgium  Saudi Arabia
 Bolivia  Ukrainian SSR
 Brazil South Africa
Burma  Soviet Union
 Canada  Yugoslavia
 Costa Rica
 Dominican Republic
 El Salvador
 New Zealand
 United Kingdom
 United States


  1. ^ "A/RES/217(III)". UNBISNET. Retrieved 24 May 2015.