The most basic human right is the right to a family.

One of the most basic human rights recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the right to found a family. In the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, the right of children to grow up in a family environment and to know and be cared for by their parents is specifically recognized.


How can these rights be realized if the family is not protected?



To protect the ability of the institution of the family to exist and to flourish is to protect one of the most basic human rights known to mankind. The UN Family Rights Caucus was founded to ensure that the family is protected at the United Nations.

We have member organizations and individual members in over 160 countries. The one thing that unites us all, regardless of faith, national origin, or cultural background is our understanding that a nation’s strength and the well being of its people depends largely on the stability and strength of its families.


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