Human Rights Vs. Global Partnership For Development. Armenia's Perspective

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The 1990s have seen global changes in relationships between states and nations, especially in the context of democratization, integration and development. The transition from peaceful coexistence to intensive and open cooperation has made people's lives more complex and multiform. Globalization has affected all of the world processes, not only in economic and political spheres, but also in social, cultural and legal realms. People have been both the subjects and objects of all those changes. That is why human rights, have played a prominent role in international development cooperation since the early 1990s. United Nations (UN) global conferences-from Rio in 1992 to Rome in 1996-have highlighted the crucial links between the three key goals of the UN Charter: peace, development and human rights. A great importance has been given to the linking development and human rights. The 1986 UN Declaration on the Right to Development stated that development is a human right. The right to development holds its own place as a specific right and is simultaneously a framework right for the achievement of all other human rights, civil and political and economic, social and cultural. At the Millennium Summit the international community reaffirmed the importance of the right and placed before itself the goal of developing a global partnership for development.However, an inequitable process of globalization tends to favor those with better endowments and greater command over resources, and hence with favorable initial conditions, as against those that are at a disadvantage on these. This, as well as bad governance, a crisis of values and shocking violations of human rights represent the obstacles to achieving the right to development.Only by upholding fundamental human rights can we hope to reverse these obstacles. Not only are democracy, development and human rights all imperative, they are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. Development is unsustainable where the rule of law and equity do not exist, where ethnic, religious or sexual discrimination are rampant, where there are restrictions on free speech, free association and the media, or where large numbers of people live in abject and degrading poverty. Similarly, human rights are enhanced when gender equity or poverty reduction programs empower people to become aware of and claim their rights. Good governance at home, whose purpose is to uphold basic human rights, is the first requirement for achievement of the right to development.However, the implementation of the right to development as well as of other human rights is hardly possible nationally. In a globalizing world international framework is more important and effective. Thereupon the vital role of the Organization of United Nations cannot be overestimated: "The promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms must be considered as a priority objective of the UN in accordance with its purposes and principles, in particular the...

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