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Déclaration Sur Les Responsabilités Des Générations Présentes Envers Les Générations Futures. 12 Novembre 1997

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This chapter presents the various articles of the declaration on the responsibilities of the present generations towards future generations adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO. The present generations have the responsibility of ensuring that the needs and interests of present and future generations are fully safeguarded. The present generations should strive to ensure the maintenance and perpetuation of humankind with due respect for the dignity of the human person. Consequently, the nature and form of human life must not be undermined in any way whatsoever. The development of international rules is one of the main functions of UNESCO. The original text of the chapter is in French.

Keywords: political rights; present generations; UNESCO



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