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  1. The reality of universal values is that they are officially formulated and documented as such. These values do not represent anyone's fantasies-they are fixed and the practice of following them is institutionalized in the activities of the UN, as well as a number of international and regional organizations, both interstate and non – governmental.

    For the first time in the history of civilization, universal values were set forth in theThe UN Charter (June 26, 1945), in particular, in its Preamble. Here's what it sounds like:


    save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold misery to humanity, and

    To reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women, and in the equal rights of nations large and small, and

    create conditions under which fairness and respect for obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be respected, and

    promote social progress and better living conditions in larger freedom,


    show tolerance and live together in peace with each other as good neighbors, and

    unite our forces for the maintenance of international peace and security, and

    ensure by adopting principles and establishing methods that the armed forces are used only in the common interest, and

    use the international machinery to promote the economic and social progress of all peoples,


    Later these values were supplementedThe Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948.

    Briefly, in the most general form, these values are formulated as follows::

    peace, freedom, human rights, dignity and value of the individual, equality of people, tolerance, social progress.

    In this or another order, but it is in these terms that universal values are present in various UN documents adopted annually.

    Moreover, they are the exclusive subject of the work of UN special bodies – the Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which regularly review the commitment to these values on the part of UN Member States, note violations on their part and form best practices for following these values, clarify the content of terms, procedures for States to fulfill their obligations.

    All States have signed up to the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration and the values and principles set out in them, but not all of them comply with them, which, however, does not make these values illusory. Violation, for example, of your legal rights does not detract from or abrogate these rights, but only indicates that a crime has been committed.

    This is also the case with universal values: the fact that certain states arbitrarily deprive their citizens of their rights and freedoms, persecute them, refuse to provide their citizens with social progress, encourage intolerance and violence in relations between people does not cancel universal values, but focuses more attention on the activities of the state that does not follow these values.

    Universal values are opposed and opposed not by hotel cynics – they are undermined by their policies and actions of the state. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, said very accurately in his speech on September 11, 2017 at the 36th session of the UN Human Rights Council:

    “…The actions of violent extremists cannot completely destroy our world. Only States can do this, and today this is the greatest threat. If their current policies are not changed, states will destroy humanity. The terrorists can attack us, but the creators of these crimes then sit and watch as States cut back on the protection of human rights; they will observe how our society will gradually collapse, and many people choose authoritarianism and oppression, thus opening up before us is not the age of achievement and pride, and a century of shallow, full of bitterness and disappointment to most people.”

    Fixed and officially recognized, universal values for more than 70 years are not an illusion, but a hope and belief in their victory for every person in the world who is fighting for their rights, and often for survival, who is fighting hatred and humiliation. �

    Humanity develops thanks to its ideals, not the cynicism of state bandits and their hangers-on.

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