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Historically Significant
Medical Ethics
Health Rights
Public Health
Women's Health       



    Historically Significant

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

Universal Declaration on the Eradication of Hunger and Malnutrition

International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights

The Arusha Declaration – Ten Years After, by Julius Nyerere

Declaration of Alma-Ata International Conference on Primary Health Care, Alma-Ata, USSR

The Meaning of ‘health for all by year 2000”, by Halfdan Mahler. World Health Forum

The Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women

World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, Austria


    Medical Ethics
    Health Rights

A Patient's Bill of Rights

Ukunda Declaration on Economic Policy and Health

Indian People's Health Charter

People's Health Charter

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Right Highest to Attainable Standard of Health 32802567a 900438e22/1e62a52eeae47d5c852569a60067b1b0?Open Document

The Declaration of Hawaii - World Psychiatric Association (WPA)

Madrid Declaration on Ethical Standards for Psychiatric Practice

Amsterdam Declaration to Stop TB

The Abuja Declaration and the Plan of Action from The African Summit on Roll Back Malaria

Abuja Declaration On Hiv/Aids, Tuberculosis And Other Related Infectious Diseases

Declaration of Committment on HIV/AIDS

Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS

The Graz Declaration on Disability and Ageing

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

Youth Declaration from 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights

Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS - Intensifying our Efforts to Eliminate HIV/AIDS declarationsandgoals/2006politicaldeclarationonhivaids/

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    Public Health

The Declaration of Alma Ata

Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion

Declaration of Personal Commitment

Declaration on Occupational Health for All

Jakarta Declaration on Health Promotion

WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

Stockholm Declaration on POP

Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

WHO's Programme on Smoking and Health

WHO Criteria on the Selection of Essential Drugs

Revised Drug Strategy

Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

Stockholm Convention on POP

Jakarta Declaration on Leading Health Promotion into the 21st Century previous/jakarta/declaration/en/

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, 1992 1271/Default.aspx

Global Call for Action around the 30th Anniversary of the Alma Ata Declaration

The Doha Declaration on the Trips Agreement and Public Health doha_declaration/en/index.html

NASSAU DECLARATION ON HEALTH 2001: The Health of the Region is the Wealth of the Region _communicable_diseases/tenets_nassau_declaration.jsp

Moscow Declaration on Prison Health as Part of Public Health

The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety

Commission on Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health (CIPIH)

Oslo Ministerial Declaration – global health: a pressing foreign policy issue of our time utenriksministeren/2007/lancet.html?id=466469

The Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global Action resources/kampala_declaration/en/

UN General Assembly Resolution 63/33 on Global Health and Foreign Policy index.html

Ministerial Declaration on Global Public Health

From Kampala to Bangkok: Reviewing Progress, Renewing Commitments bkkoutcome/en/index.html

Beijing Declaration of the BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting

Protecting the Right to Health through action on the Social Determinants of Health - A Declaration by Public Interest Civil Society Organisations and Social Movements

Rio Political Declaration on Social Determinants of Health

First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Disease Control, Moscow

1st Peoples Declaration in response to the UNFCCC COP 17, Global Climate and Health Summit in Durban, South Africa

2nd Peoples Declaration in response to the UNFCCC COP 17, Global Climate and Health Summit in Durban, South Africa

Nightingale Declaration for A Healthy World

The World Federation of Public Health Associations (WFPHA), Addis Ababa Declaration

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    Health and Social Development

Declaration on the Right to Development

Rio Declaration

Helsinki Declaration on Action for Environment and Health in Europe

Copenhagen Declaration

Istanbul Declaration and Habitat Agenda

United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Programme for Action

Amsterdam Declaration on the Social Quality of Europe, Amsterdam

Ouagadougou Declaration

Dakar Declaration - Pesticide Action Network Fifth International Conference

The Dakar Declaration for the total unconditional cancellation of African and Third World debt Dakar_Declaration.html

Rome Declaration on Harmonisation

The Oslo Declaration on Sustainable Consumption

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples DRIPS_en.pdf

The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness, and Accra Agenda for Action,3746,en_2649_ 3236398_35401554_1_1_1_1,00.html

Seoul Declaration on Safety and Health at Work

Doha Declaration on Financing for Development: outcome document of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus

Klimaforum 9, “People’s Declaration on System Change – Not Climate Change”

Durban Declaration, 8th Disabled People’s International World Assembly


The Future We Demand - Statement by Pacific CSOs and allies the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development


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Rome Declaration on Hunger

World Declaration on Nutrition

Rome Declaration on World Food Security

Final Declaration of The World Forum On Food Sovereignty

Declaration of the World Food Summit: Five Years Later 


The Giessen Declaration (International Union of Nutritional Sciences)

Declaration of Nyéléni

People’s Charter For Food And Nutrition Security

STOP disease-related malnutrition and diseases due to malnutrition! Prague Declaration

Declaration from Social Movements/NGOs/CSOs Parallel Forum to the World Summit on Food Security 

Declaration of The World Summit On Food Security

Joint Statement Calling For Food Rights of Infants (First Year of Life)

Right to Food Resolution from the Central American Council of Human Rights

Declaration from the South Asia Regional Peoples Convention on Food Sovereignty

People’s Agreement of Cochabamba, 2011

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    Children's Health

Innocenti Declaration on the Protection

World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children

The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child

African Charter On The Rights And Welfare Of The Child


Joint Declaration from Children's Environmental Health II: A Global Forum for Action

‘A world fit for children’, Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly at the 6th Plenary Meeting

Stockholm Declaration on Children and Residential Care



Innocenti Declaration (Innocenti +15)

World Fit for Children +5 Declaration

Florence Declaration, Mental wellbeing of children in Europe, Plans and perspectives, XIII ESCAP Congress

The Rio de Janeiro Declaration and Call for Action to Prevent and Stop Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents, World Congress III

Colombo Declaration on Infant and Young Child Feeding

European Declaration on the Health of Children and Young People with Intellectual Disabilities and their Families


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    Women's Health

Bali Declaration on Population and Sustainable Development

Declaration for Women's Reproductive and Sexual Rights and Health

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

Statement of the Health Caucus to the NGO Committee on the Status of Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women


Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action


ICPD Preamble and Principles

Beijing Platform For Actions

C183 Maternity Protection Convention

R191 Maternity Protection Recommendation

Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women

Women's Health Throughout the Lifespan Draft Resolution for the UN General Assembly revised

Women's Caucus Declaration at the Third Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Women’s Caucus Declaration: 4th WORLD WATER FORUM



Voices of African Women Declaration

Rural Women's Declaration - Rights, Empowerment and Liberation

Kyiv Declaration on Women’s Health in Prison - Correcting Gender Inequity in Prison Health

International Indigenous Women’s Symposium Declaration for Health, Life and Defense of Our Lands, Rights, and Future Generations



Mandaluyong Declaration, Indigenous Women's Declaration on CC and REDD+


Afghan Women’s Declaration


Asean Human Rights Activists Call For a SOGI-Inclusive Asean Human Rights Declaration

DAWN Statement at RIO+20: Governments Gamble with our Future. South Feminists Demand Responsible Action Now



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