Resources on Faith, Ethics and Public Life

Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue and the United Nations

To further promote and safeguard human rights, the United Nations and its subcommittees have issued a number of universal declarations binding upon U.N. member states. These declarations aim to establish higher codes of conduct to which states must adhere, requiring nations to institute proactive programs that encourage interreligious dialogue, multicultural exchange, and environmental sustainability. This resource page highlights some of the key declarations that have impacted global awareness of human rights standards, and that have helped foster an international community built upon acceptance and understanding.
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