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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.

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.

You have the right to have whatever you need so that you and your family: do not fall ill or go hungry; have clothes and a house; and are helped if you are out of work, if you are ill, if you are old, if your wife or husband is dead, or if you do not earn a living for any other reason you cannot help. The mother who is going to have a baby, and her baby should get special help. All children have the same rights, whether or not the mother is married.

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You have the right to basic human needs of food, shelter, clothing, household requirements and community services in respect to water, sanitation, health, and education. Those who are in greatest need should be considered first and development objectives should give priority to the poorest the most underprivileged. The purpose of this article is to eradicate poverty, promote fulll and productive employment and encourage active participation in society by everyone.

The International Labor Organization
United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)
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