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Universal Declaration of Human RightsDeclarationEconomic social and cultural rights; Civil and political rights;General instrumentUN General Assembly (UNGA)A/RES/3/217, U.N. Doc A/810 at 711948-12-10The Canadian Government abstained from voting on the adoption of this Declaration in the Third Committee of the United Nations' General Assembly. This was done despite the important role that Canadian John Peters Humphrey played in drafting the UDHR. Canada changed its position and voted in favour of the final draft three days later.Yes: 48, No: 0, Abstentions: 8, Non-Voting: 2, Total voting membership: 58Yes - Canada voted in favour.Document - 01 (www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml) - EnglishDocument - 02 (www.un.org/fr/documents/udhr/) - FrenchDocument - 03 (tinyurl.com/HRIdoc/DOC-2018-06-02-02-02-02-091.pdf) - EnglishDocument - 04 (tinyurl.com/HRIdoc/DOC-2018-06-02-02-02-02-188.pdf) - French