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The General Assembly, Bearing in mindthe purposes and principles of the Charter of  the  United  Nations  relating  to  the  achievement  of international cooperation in solving international problems of  an  economic.



in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development, this United Nations publication presents for the first time a wide range of in-depth analytical studies by more than 30 international experts covering the context



Human rights cannot be secured in a degraded or polluted environment. The fundamental right to life is threatened by soil degradation and deforestation and by exposures to toxic chemicals, hazardous wastes and contaminated drinking water.



The Millennium Declaration of 2000 set out an ambitious international agenda to tackle peace and security, development, human rights, and the environment. Alongside development goals on poverty, water and education.



the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights presented to it by the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Professor John Ruggie.



the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Right to Development.1In doing so, it affirmed some of the fundamental principles articulated in the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



At the dawn of the new millennium, human rights and development are at a crossroads. On the one hand, the congruence between human rights and development theory has never been more striking. Poverty and inequities between and within countries are now the gravest human rights concerns that we face.



All companies have a responsibility to respect human rights, which means to avoid infringing on the human rights of others.



The 2007 global snapshot at the halfway point of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) did not make for happy reading. Despite progress in some areas and in some parts of the world, it appears that Governments are not honouring the commitments they have made.