Human Rights and a World without Violence
On 10 December 1948, in Paris, the UN General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This charter re-affirms the universal nature of human rights and lays down the principle of the equal dignity of every person. By virtue of its history, its values, its culture, Paris was naturally destined to host this 9th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, which focused in particular on the question of human rights.
How to reinforce peace through the defence of human rights? Which strategies to pursue to consolidate the universal nature of fundamental rights? How to promote democratic values in the world, how to strengthen rights while removing social inequalities? A host of questions and challenges, calling into play our democratic values and their universality, and which was the focus of debates held during those two days.
A celebration of these values, this Summit was an extraordinary opportunity to discuss and exchange views and to reflect on policies to be pursued to guarantee observance of the Declaration’s principles and further the push for peace in the world.