Saturday, June 16, 2012

On June 16

On this day in ...
... 1972 (40 years ago today), delegates concluded a nearly 2-week international meeting in Sweden by proclaiming the Stockholm Declaration of the U.N. Conference on the Human Environment. (credit for logo of the U.N. Environmental Programme, founded at this same conference) It is the 1st instrument to discuss "man's environment, the natural and the man-made," within the context of rights -- specifically, Article 1 of the Declaration states that these "are essential to his well-being and to the enjoyment of basic human rights the right to life itself."

(Prior June 16 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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