Principio 11

Human Rights, Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion

The eleventh Principle focuses on Human Rights, Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion. Human rights are inalienable fundamental rights of all individuals; their respect is the “foundation for freedom, justice and peace in the world.”[1] “These norms are intrinsic to all citizens, and every level of government must ensure that no individual is discriminated against or excluded” [2]. Moreover, respecting human rights and ensuring social cohesion and inclusion of disadvantaged groups is increasingly important in the presence of growing cultural diversity.

[1] Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Preamble; [2] Extract from the Valencia Declaration, 15th Conference of European Ministers responsible for local and regional government (Valencia, Spain, 15-16 October 2007) Appendix I;

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