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 currently planned:

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.

First half of 2016: Seek access to the UN; petition should be signed by people from at least fifty countries.

Second half of 2016: Representatives on all continents; petition signed by people from all countries in the world.