Australia 1998 Human Rights
- Issue Date: 22 October 1998
- Designed by: Lynda Warner
- Printed by: SNP Cambec
- Print Process: Lithography
- Perforations: 14½ x 14
- Stamp Size: 26 mm x 37.5 mm
- Format: sheets of 50 (two panes of 25)
- Withdrawal date: 28 February 1999
On 10 December 1948, at the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Each year, Human Rights Day celebrates this momentous event. This year is the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; its theme is "All human rights for all."
The Declaration defines the rights and freedoms deemed by the United Nations as fundamental to every human being. It enshrines principles of non-discrimination, and social, economic, civil, and political rights – from the right to life, liberty, the law, through to freedom of speech, opinion, thought and religious beliefs. Since adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations has helped enact more than 80 comprehensive agreements on political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights.
45c Human Rights Stamp
First Day Cover
The first day of issue postmark was Melbourne Vic 3000.