United NationsA/RES/55/2General AssemblyDistr.: General18 September 2000Fifty-fifth sessionAgenda item 60 (b)00 55951Resolution adopted by the General Assembly[without reference to a Main Committee (A/55/L.2)]55/2.United Nations Millennium DeclarationThe General AssemblyAdoptsthe following Declaration:United Nations Millennium DeclarationI.Values and principles1.We, heads of State and Government, have gathered at United NationsHeadquarters in New York from 6 to 8 September 2000, at the dawn of a newmillennium, to reaffirm our faith in the Organization and its Charter asindispensable foundations of a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.2.We recognize that, in addition to our separate responsibilities to our individualsocieties, we have a collective responsibility to uphold the principles of humandignity, equality and equity at the global level. As leaders we have a dutytherefore to all the world’s people, especially the most vulnerable and, inparticular, the children of the world, to whom the future belongs.3.We reaffirm our commitment to the purposes and principles of the Charter ofthe United Nations, which have proved timeless and universal. Indeed, theirrelevance and capacity to inspire have increased, as nations and peoples havebecome increasingly interconnected and interdependent.4.We are determined to establish a just and lasting peace all over the world inaccordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter. We rededicateourselves to support all efforts to uphold the sovereign equality of all States,respect for their territorial integrity and political independence, resolution ofdisputes by peaceful means and in conformity with the principles of justice andinternational law, the right to self-determination of peoples which remainunder colonial domination and foreign occupation, non-interference in theinternal affairs of States, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms,respect for the equal rights of all without distinction as to race, sex, languageor religion and international cooperation in solving international problems ofan economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character.
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