Dear friends of the DHR,
When it was requested by the President of the French Republic, the DHR appeared to be a declaration justified by the addition of ecological crises, difficulties of access to resources for a large part of humanity, ethical problems caused by technological progress and the risk of the disappearance of living beings.
Now, with the coronavirus pandemic and the immediate and future upheavals it is causing, this declaration of rights and duties seems even more appropriate to our universal needs and can moreover serve to reinforce the objectives of sustainable development.
Human and environmental health is a human right.
The universal crisis that we are experiencing calls for a universal legal response that expresses for humanity, – the chain of generations – the rights and duties of each and every one for the benefit of all.
The Universal Declaration of Humankind Rights is precisely a simple instrument, widely disseminated, which, in its flexibility, can serve as a basis for the many actions we will have to take to ensure the sustainability of life.
“It is, of course, far too early to be able to draw all the lessons from what is happening regarding the coronavirus crisis. Nevertheless, a number of obvious lessons are emerging…”Corinne Lepage
Our projects are not at a standstill!
In this context, many activities are slowing down: the DHR Friends Association is taking advantage of this situation to advance its efforts to obtain the ECOSOC status at the United Nations. A very interesting project for 2020, which allows us not to lose sight of our goals in these times of uncertainty…
The Board of Directors of the DHR’s Friends