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Human Rights & Human Development A Vision for the 21st Century zOn 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed.

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1 Human Rights & Human Development A Vision for the 21st Century zOn 10 December 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted and proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. zHuman rights and human development share a common purpose and motivation: to secure freedom, well-being and dignity for every human being. zStates bear a primary duty to safeguard and promote human rights.

2 The International Bill of Human Rights zThe universal declaration of Human Rights zThe international covenant on Civil and Political Rights zThe international covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

3 zConvention on the elimination of all forms of Racial discrimination (CERD) zCEDAW zThe Convention against Torture (CAT) zThe Convention on the Rights of the Child The Instruments that have a monitoring body

4 zRespect for the dignity and worth of each person, both as individuals and as members of a community, group or of society as a whole. zHuman rights are universal. Rights are not applied differently for people of different cultures or traditions. zThe principle of non-discrimination is at the heart of the concept of human rights. Human rights are based on

5 zHuman rights are indivisible, interdependent, and interrelated. All human rights have equal value: one group of rights is not more important than another and all rights - whether civil, political, economic, social or cultural - must be equally respected. zHuman rights also firmly establishes the right of the individual to participate in political and cultural life.

6 zFrom focus on civil and political rights to a broader concern with all rights - including economic, social and cultural rights. zFrom a punitive to a positive ethos of constructive dialogue and support. zFrom poverty alleviation as merely a development issue to poverty eradication as a matter of social justice and dignity. Trends in the Human rights tradition

7 zFrom a state-centred approach to participatory, multi-actor approaches involving media, corporations, communities and individuals. zFrom national to international and global accountability. Trends in the Human rights tradition

8 zGood governance is guided by the principles of accountability and commitment to human rights. YParticipation in development planning YEquitable distribution of fruits of Development YRight to information YSocial Sector allocation and expenditure YUN support Trends in the Human rights tradition

9 International Experience zWomen’s Rights Y Sudan YMarocco YJapan YPakistan YAfghanistan

10 International Experience zChildren Y Girl Child YChild soldiers YLandmines zInternal conflicts & abuse of power zAcademic Repression & access to Education

11 Presented by: Dr. Satish Kumar State Representative UNICEF, Rajasthan


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