Japan's Security / Peace & Stability of the International Community
Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Refugees

October 6, 2014

Human Rights

Japan and United Nations Activities on Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born to be free and have rights to live with dignity. Many people in the world, however, are not able to enjoy these rights. The United Nations has thus engaged itself in activities to improve human rights situations. Japan has strongly supported UN activities in the human rights field, believing that all human rights are universal.


Strengthening the foundations of democracy promotes the participation of people in governance and development and also leads to the protection and promotion of human rights.

The Japanese Government has been actively supporting efforts of developing countries toward democratization and the transition to market-oriented economies.