Human right definitions -- Habitat for Humanity Int'l 1

Human right definitions

"Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control". ―The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 25 (1), Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.

"The States Parties to the present Covenant recognize the right of everyone to an adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions. The States Parties will take appropriate steps to ensure the realization of this right, recognizing to this effect the essential importance of international co-operation based on free consent." ―International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Article 11 (1)

"We have chosen, as our means of manifesting God’s love, to build adequate and durable homes with those in need of shelter, carrying out the belief that safe and affordable housing is a basic human right and a fundamental component of dignity and long-term well being for every person on earth." ―Principle 3, Mission Focus of Habitat for Humanity International