The Future of Human Rights: A View from the United Nations

Author
Andrew Gilmour
Content Type
Journal Article
Institution
Carnegie Council
Abstract
Ever since the Charter of the United Nations was signed in 1945, human rights have constituted one of its three pillars, along with peace and development. As noted in a dictum coined during the World Summit of 2005: "There can be no peace without development, no development without peace, and neither without respect for human rights." But while progress has been made in all three domains, it is with respect to human rights that the organization's performance has experienced some of its greatest shortcomings. Not coincidentally, the human rights pillar receives only a fraction of the resources enjoyed by the other two—a mere 3 percent of the general budget.
Topic
Climate Change, Human Rights, Human Welfare, International Law, International Political Economy, Sovereignty, International Affairs
Political Geography
Europe, United Nations