FAQS about the Stockholm Conference 1972

6. What do “Proclamation No. 1” and “Principle No. 1” of the Stockholm Declaration tell us?

Proclamation No. 1: “The human being is both the work and the creator of the environment that surrounds him, which gives him material sustenance and offers him the opportunity to develop intellectually, morally, socially and spiritually. In the long and tortuous evolution of the human species on this planet, a stage has been reached when, thanks to the rapid acceleration of science and technology, man has acquired the power to transform, in innumerable ways and on a vast scale. unprecedented, everything around him. Both aspects of the human environment, the natural and the artificial, are essential to the well-being of man and to the enjoyment of fundamental human rights, including the right to life itself.”

Principle No. 1: “Principle I. Human beings have the fundamental right to freedom, equality and the enjoyment of adequate living conditions in a quality environment that allows them to lead a dignified life and enjoy well-being and has the solemn obligation to protect and improve the environment for present and future generations. In this regard, policies that promote or perpetuate apartheid, racial segregation, discrimination, colonial oppression and other forms of oppression and foreign domination are condemned and must be eliminated.”

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At the end of answer No. 10, you can see all of the 7 “Proclamations” and the 26 “Principles” of the “Stockholm Declaration”.

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