Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA)

Summary

The Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action (VDPA) adopted in 1993 lays out in the most extensive language the consideration of human rights in the present era. In addition, it calls for and defines the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (now the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights or OHCHR).

The Declaration’s Part Four, Articles 45 – 53, consider specifically Children’s rights. Articles 20, 23, and 29 additionally address children. Articles 83 – 98 consider implementation specific information.


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United Nations

Publication Date: 1993