Reducing inequalities, advancing human rights

Women in Buenos Aires, Argentina take part in a protest for reproductive rights. Photo: Shutterstock

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” — Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrines the rights of all people, from the moment of our birth. Photo: UNDP Zimbabwe
In Pakistan, UNDP reinforces the judiciary, police, prosecution departments, alternate dispute resolution mechanisms, access to justice and legal aid. Photo: UNDP Pakistan
More than 1 billion people experience some form of disability. Without adequate laws and policies, they face obstacles to exercising their human rights. Photo: UNDP Moldova
Sheela is a community mobilizer at Dareecha, an organization that works with the transgender community to raise awareness about and prevention of HIV in Pakistan. Photo: UNDP/Jamil Akhtar
A UNDP-supported health centre in the Shila camp for internally displaced persons in Puntland, Somalia. People forced to leave their homes because of conflict and/or extreme weather often struggle to access healthcare and other rights. Photo: UNDP/Mark Naftalin
Aiming to leave no one behind, Sierra Leone has activated hundreds of mobilizers to prepare communities for COVID-19 vaccination. Photo: Shutterstock
UNDP supports human rights defenders around the world. Photo: Shutterstock

Read UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner’s message for Human Rights Day.

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