Human Rights

 
“Human rights” refers to the fundamental and inalienable rights of all.

 
“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.”  —Article 1 of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights

 

 


The UN Millennium 2015 Development Goals:

Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger Target Goals

 
1. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day.

 
2. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people.

 
3. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.

 

 


More Human Rights Resources

 
Amnesty International

Preventing human rights abuses and working for justice.

 
Human Rights Watch

Advocating for justice and defending human rights.

 
Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University

A clearinghouse for environmental justice issues.