Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Year: 1948

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), 1948

  • Article 22 guarantees the right to social security.
  • Article 25 recognizes the right of everyone to a standard of living adequate for the health and wellbeing of himself and of his family, including … medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
  • Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance
Social Protection and Human Rights