In 2018, the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will be celebrated. It is our dream that by that time the United Nations will have formally put the Declaration of Material Rights on the agenda, possibly even as part of the festivities around the anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights! In order to get that realized, we have our work cut out for us.

These are the steps we have undertaken so far:

November 8, 2015: Official announcement of the Universal Declaration of Material Rights in the Dutch television programme ‘Tegenlicht’; launch of the website.

January 1, 2016: Appointment of an international, interdisciplinary editorial team.

September 2018: Presentation of UDMR at the Carnegie PeaceBuilding Conversations – see event 

December 10th 2018: presented the UDMR at the UN headquarters in New York