Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (1993)

VIENNA DECLARATION AND PROGRAMME OF ACTION

WORLD CONFERENCE ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Vienna, 14-25 June 1993

United Nations General Assembly

C. Cooperation, development and strengthening of human rights

73. The World Conference on Human Rights recommends that non-governmental and other grass-roots organizations active in development and/or human rights should be enabled to play a major role on the national and international levels in the debate, activities and implementation relating to the right to development and, in cooperation with Governments, in all relevant aspects of development cooperation.

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82. Governments, with the assistance of intergovernmental organizations, national institutions and non-governmental organizations, should promote an increased awareness of human rights and mutual tolerance. (…)

83. The World Conference on Human Rights urges Governments to incorporate standards as contained in international human rights instruments in domestic legislation and to strengthen national structures, institutions and organs of society which play a role in promoting and safeguarding human rights.