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The Universal Declaration was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948. Motivated by the experiences of the preceding world wars, the Universal Declaration was the first time that countries agreed on a comprehensive statement of inalienable human rights.

The Universal Declaration begins by recognising that ‘the inherent dignity of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world’.

It declares that human rights are universal – to be enjoyed by all people, no matter who they are or where they live.

The Universal Declaration includes civil and political rights, like the right to life, liberty, free speech and privacy. It also includes economic, social and cultural rights, like the right to social security, health and education.


Read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights



Or view this cool short video summarising what your 30 basic human rights are

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In 2000 the United Nations set the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions as to what they would achieve by 2015. The goals range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education. They have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest. However, it is 2015 and many goals are still fair from achieved…


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2015 is the year when countries will shape and adopt a new development agenda that will build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


The United Nations is now in the process of defining the Sustainable Development Goals as part a new sustainable development agenda that must finish the job and leave no one behind.


This agenda, to be  launched at the Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, is currently being discussed at the UN General Assembly, where Member States and civil society are making contributions to the agenda.


We need to know what these goals are, where they come from, and what we can do to help achieve them…

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