Public Health and Human Rights: The Work Ahead of Us
Venue: 7 World Trade Center
|Event Date/Time: Dec 05, 2008||End Date/Time: Dec 05, 2008|
On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the first international recognition that human rights are absolute and inclusive of all, and that they should concern the entire international community. This doctrine has served as the foundation of international human rights law, and it continues to inspire international human rights treaties and declarations, regional conventions, and national constitutions.
Sadly, the work of the Declaration is far from finished. Some of the world's most neglected populations suffer the worst human rights abrogations, as well as the added burdens of disease and malnutrition. Where human rights are ignored, health care tends to be unequal, inadequate, or nonexistent.
Please join us as we examine the progress we have made in the 60 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rightsâ€”and as we look ahead to navigating the roadblocks, contradictions, and challenges to public health and human rights at home and abroad.