December 2016
UNSDG Human Rights Working Group

Chronology of UN Milestones for Human Rights and Development

Human Rights and Development have been central and indivisible pillars of the International Community of Nations since its inception in 1945 with the adoption of the Charter of the United Nations. This historic event gave birth to a normative era in which the international community, inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, produced an outstanding corpus of international norms and standards for a life of dignity and well-being for all.