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Human Rights

The impossible dream

From: The United Nations in the 21st Century


This chapter details how the UN navigates a divided world in it’s efforts to implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.



Douglas Roche

DOUGLAS ROCHE was Canada's Ambassador for Disarmament to the UN from 1984 to 1989, serving as Chairman of the UN Disarmament Committee in 1988. He is an author, parliamentarian, and diplomat, who has specialized throughout his forty-year public career in peace and human security issues.