Social Charta




- SOCIAL RIGHTS -


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  • "peoples are entitled to social justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states have the obligation to promote it and to make the necessary efforts to guarantee it"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "all human beings have the right to life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall adopt measures to ensure them a decent and full life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with full enjoyment of their human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a context of solidarity, peace, and social justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize the ethical and moral values"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a culture of peace, tolerance, and harmonious coexistence and reject any form of discrimination"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize the political, economic, social, cultural, technological, and religious contributions made over time on the mainland and islands of the Americas"

 

 

 

 

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  • "by communities of African descent and shall promote their appreciation"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize the ancestral, historical, and specific rights of the indigenous peoples"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and shall promote policies to guarantee them"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to preserve their cultural, scientific, technological, and humanistic contributions to forging the nationalities of the Americas"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall provide the means to support the complete and effective inclusion of individuals with special needs"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the fullest possible development of their personalities"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "education is a human right and a fundamental social duty"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "which requires the joint participation of the family and society"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states must guarantee it in a manner that is democratic, comprehensive, continuing, compulsory, and free of charge"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "education shall be rooted in the principles of universality, quality, equity, freedom"

 

 

 

 

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  • "justice, pluralism, a sense of belonging, relevance"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and training for the full development of the human personality and the achievement of a decent living"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize that all citizens are entitled to participate in the design, administration, and evaluation of educational processes"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall ensure an education that respects the cultural values, languages, traditions, spirituality"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and forms of social, political, and economic organization of the indigenous peoples"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "health is a human right and it is incumbent on states to make the necessary efforts to guarantee it"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states pledge to promote and finance scientific research in the health area"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize the importance and distinctive characteristics of indigenous medicine and traditional therapeutic skills"

 

 

 

 

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  • "respecting the community’s ownership thereof and making appropriate efforts to ensure the just distribution of the benefits of this knowledge"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everyone has a right to food and the states pledge to make the necessary efforts"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to promote the effective exercise of this right and to eradicate malnutrition"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall adopt the necessary measures"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to ensure that their peoples are not deprived of access to food"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize the right to work"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and shall create opportunities for their populations to have access to decent, dignified, and productive work"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that provides a good quality of life to the worker and his or her family"

 

 

 

 

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  • "under conditions of freedom, job stability, equity, safety, occupational health and hygiene, and recreation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "all workers are entitled to enjoy the benefits deriving from their job performance"

 

 

 

 

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  • "all migrant workers and their families are entitled to the protection and equality of rights and conditions with regard to decent, dignified, and productive jobs"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall guarantee, in accordance with national law, the right to strike"

 

 

 

 

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  • "the freedom to form unions, freedom of association"

 

 

 

 

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  • "freedom to petition and to make demands, and the right to collective bargaining"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everyone is entitled to receive comprehensive social protection"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the state shall adopt public policies to promote access to it"

 

 

 

 

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  • "on the basis of the principles of universality, solidarity, and equity"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "persons have the right to live in a healthy environment"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to have access to basic public services"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is the responsibility of the state to make the necessary efforts to promote the effective exercise of these rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall adopt and execute, with the participation of interested social sectors"

 

 

 

 

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  • "strategies, plans, and policies for environmental protection and the sustainable use of natural resources"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the context of sustainable development, for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everyone is entitled to decent and adequate housing"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that ensures safety and human interaction in neighborhood and community relations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everyone is entitled to receive basic services"

 

 

 

 

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  • "potable water, wastewater treatment, drainage, communications"

 

 

 

 

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  • "energy, public transportation, and solid waste collection in their communities"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "public services and their supply sources shall always be managed in pursuit of the common good"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "leisure, recreation, and the practice of sports are social rights"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that contribute to the integral development of human beings, with a view to enhancing and preserving their physical, intellectual, moral, and spiritual attributes"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "everyone is entitled to organize his or her family as a natural social group"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and as the essential setting for integral human development, in accordance with their particular beliefs and customs"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "communities and social movements have the right to become organized into development-oriented integrated networks"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to strengthen transparent, wide-ranging, and inclusive social dialogue at the local, national, regional, and hemispheric levels"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as a basic instrument for consolidating the representative and participatory democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "currently in place in our Hemisphere and for building societies in which social justice prevails"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "communities and social movements are entitled to protest and to file public petitions"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "communities and social movements shall share responsibility for the observance of human rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- ECONOMIC RIGHTS -

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  • "the peoples of the Americas are entitled to economic development with social justice"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and it is incumbent on the states to make the necessary efforts to promote and ensure it"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in order to overcome poverty and to attain decent living standards"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "which will help to strengthen democratic governance"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "persons are entitled to organize and to promote a productive social economy"

 

 

 

 

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  • "that lead to the equitable distribution of food, goods, and services"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states shall adopt the necessary measures to enable any increase in output from the application"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of technological innovations to benefit the population as a whole"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states pledge to facilitate and promote access to credit and financing for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as well as for other socially oriented productive units"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "as a financial tool that may help to fight poverty"

 

 

 

 

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  • "generate new jobs, bring about a more equitable distribution of wealth, and achieve integral development"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the indigenous peoples are entitled to maintain and promote their traditional productive activities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "based on solidarity, reciprocal and equitable trade"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "indigenous peoples and communities are entitled to participate"

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the use, management, and conservation of the natural resources on their lands or in their territories"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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- CULTURAL RIGHTS -

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  • "the peoples of the Americas are entitled to the development of their own cultures"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to access to universal culture"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states are obliged to promote and guarantee them"

 

 

 

 

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  • "as a means of fostering pluralism and cultural exchanges and of strengthening a culture of peace"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "cultural diversity is the heritage of our peoples"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and should be encouraged for the benefit of all"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "by allowing peoples and individuals to express and share their capacities, ideas, and values"

 

 

 

 

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  • "cultural diversity is a necessary factor for social cohesion and an essential conduit for sustainable development"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in a spirit of tolerance and broad freedom of thought and expression"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states must recognize the equal dignity of all cultures"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "respecting the fundamental rights of individuals and social minorities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "including, inter alia, indigenous cultures and communities of African descent"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "artisans are entitled to public recognition of their works, to their ownership"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and to protection and dissemination of their works"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "peoples are entitled to the restoration of any cultural heritage taken from them"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the states recognize the existence of indigenous peoples and communities"

 

 

 

 

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  • "their cultural identity, forms of social, political, and economic organization, usages and customs"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "languages, religions, and ancestral rights to the lands"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that they traditionally occupy and which they need to develop and sustain their ways of life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Charter
- DOC: LINK ¤ SOCIAL CHARTER

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  • "the "Social Charter" was adopted by the OAS - Organization of American States (35 independent states of the Americas) - on June 4, 2012"

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