Universal declaration of human responsibilities
The 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, accepted by the United Nations, was commemorated in 1998. This anniversary represented an appropriate moment for adopting the Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities, which actually complements and strenghtens the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This so-called “draft” of human duties tries to maintain balance between freedom and responsibility, as well as to affect positively onto the turn of opinion from freedom of indifference to the freedom of busyness.
This initiative represents an instrument of reconciliation of ideologies, religious beliefs and political views. Regarding to this, the InterAction Council has sought to lay the headstone for human ethical standards from 1987 till now. Their work lays on the wisdom of religious leaders and philosophers from all centuries, who warned that freedom without taking responsibility can destroy the freedom itself. Thus, if we maintain balance between right and duty, we will be able to strengthen freedom and create a better world.