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Twenty fifth article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


Route to Human RightsArticle 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing, and medical care and necessary social services. It also includes the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond one’s control. This article underscores the importance of ensuring that the basic needs of all individuals are met so that they can live in dignity and security.

The relevance of Article 25 lies in its holistic approach to human rights, which recognizes that the satisfaction of basic material needs is essential for the exercise of other rights and freedoms. By guaranteeing an adequate standard of living, it promotes equality and combats poverty and social exclusion. The article also emphasizes the responsibility of States and the international community to implement social protection policies and systems that ensure the necessary assistance and support for people in vulnerable situations.

The plaque with Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on the wall of the Alfonso II Hostel in Melide.

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    Alfonso II the Chaste Hostel. Avenida Toques e Friol, 52, 15800 Melide, A Coruña, Spain.
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    25th article

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