Human Development Report 2000
Support for human rights has always been integral to the mission of the United Nations, embodied in both the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But throughout the cold war serious discussion of the concept as it relates to development was too often distorted by political rhetoric. Civil
and political rights on the one hand and economic and social rights on the other were regarded not as two sides of the same coin but as competing visions for the world’s future.
Here, Report cites and examines many examples of egregious human rights violations across the world, it is not aimed at producing legalistic rankings of the worst offenders Instead, it is intended primarily to help promote practical action that puts a human rights–based approach to human development and poverty eradication firmly on the global agenda