Universality in the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Agenda : UNEP Post 2015 Note 9

United Nations Environment Programme ; United Nations Human Rights (2015)

The UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were amongst the first international agreements to frame the notion of \"universality\". Since then the term has been used in various fora and processes, for example in the context of common principles and standards, of global public goods, and in the notion of leaving no one behind. Sustainable development is a universal aspiration, requiring international cooperation and joint responsibility for a greater common good.