Japan's Security / Peace & Stability of the International Community

Human Rights, Humanitarian Assistance, Refugees

September 13, 2019

Human Rights

Japan's Human Rights Commitments and Pledges (Candidature for HRC membership 2020-2022)

Japan's and United Nations' Activities on Human Rights

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


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

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