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"The power of the Universal Declaration is the power of ideas to change the world. It inspires us to continue working to ensure that all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity."

The Declaration is a life guide encompassing 30 articles that address rights and benefits, which have been realized by many yet outside the reach of others. These include access to education, employment, fair pay, voting rights, healthcare and more; the values of free speech, privacy, and mutual respect irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, or religion are evinced by the Declaration.

Human Rights 75 is an initiative whose three main goals focus on universality, progress and engagement under the leadership of UN Human Rights, together with its partners. The initiative culminates in a high-level event in December 2023 that will announce global pledges and ideas for a vision for the future of human rights.

Join the journeys to commemorate and strengthen a movement for a better world:

Human Rights 75 – promoting universality honours diversity, strengths, and achievements of the many communities striving to address today’s global challenges. It reminds us that human rights are non-negotiable and we reclaim it as a foundation on which to find solutions to our common challenges.

Human Rights 75 – forging the future seeks to harness the potential of latest breakthroughs through all means, including technology, and anticipate the challenges that will benefit from their application.

Human Rights 75 – supporting engagement will work with Member States and all the relevant actors to build a positive force for change with trust in the human rights architecture, faith in its promise, and resources to apply the tools that are necessary to ensure rights are upheld.

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The European Development Days are Europe’s leading forum on international partnerships. Organised by the European Commission, the EDDs bring key actors together to share ideas and experiences in ways that inspire new partnerships and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

As a key partner of the European Union, the United Nations is excited to be participating in the 2022 edition of the European Development Days. The EDDs constitute a key opportunity for the UN Family to build upon, and expand, cooperation with key partners. The Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the UN will be participating in over a dozen panels, debates and brainstorming sessions.

For its 15th edition, the European Development Days will focus on “Global Gateway: building sustainable partnerships for a connected world.” Global Gateway is the new European Strategy to boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems across the world. It stands for sustainable and trusted connections that work for people and the planet, to tackle the most pressing global challenges, from climate change and protecting the environment, to improving health security and boosting competitiveness and global supply chains.

“The Global Gateway can play a key role in advancing the SDGs, for a green and fair recovery,” says Camilla Brückner, Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels. The EU’s Global Gateway also has strong synergies with proposals that form part of the UN Secretary-General’s “Our Common Agenda” report, which looks ahead to the next 25 years and represents the Secretary-General’s vision on the future of global cooperation and reinvigorating inclusive, networked, and effective multilateralism.


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NEW: Universal Declaration Translations in our Region

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    The Valencian language is the traditional and historical name in the Valencian Community (Comunitat Valenciana) and el Carche, Murcia, for this official regional language.
  • Mirandés
    The Mirandese language is an Astur-Leonese language or language variety that is sparsely spoken in a small area of northeastern Portugal in Terra de Miranda (made up of the municipalities of Miranda do Douro, Mogadouro and Vimioso).