Article Twenty-five of the Universal Declaration

An illustration by Brita Granstrom from the book 'We Are All Born Free - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures'.

© We Are All Born Free/Brita Granstrom/Frances Lincoln publishers



  1. 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, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

  2. Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance. All children, whether born in or out of wedlock, shall enjoy the same social protection.


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