Take Action – Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The following organizations work on several human rights issues. For organizations working on specific topics, click on that topic and see the Opportunities for Taking Action section.


The Advocates for Human Rights
Strengthens accountability mechanisms, raises awareness, and fosters tolerance. Includes outstanding educational resources and opportunities to get involved.

Amnesty International USA
A global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. Many opportunities for youth action, including high school and college groups.

The United Nations Associations of the United States
A membership organization dedicated to inform, inspire, and mobilize the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations. Local chapters across the USA and many programs, including:

  • GenUN: Local chapters that take action on a number of UN-related issues:
  • Model UN: Local teams participate in an authentic simulation of the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, or other multilateral body, which introduces students to the world of diplomacy, negotiation, and decision making.

Provides excellent resources for the simulation, including one on human rights.