Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization,
through national effort and international cooperation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State,
of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality.

Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 (General Assembly resolution 217 A).

On the 25th of September 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years, which means that along with the Agenda, there are 17 sustainable development goals (LRC) and 169 tasks.

You can read more about each goal particularly on the official UN website.


In the lead-up to the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council, the #INFOCUS Conference contributes to the review of issues concerning the development and testing of social innovations to improve the quality of people's life and to solve acute social problems.

In 2017 there were more than 150 representatives from 25 countries participating in the #INFOCUS conference that took place in the UN office at Geneva.

INFOCUS is organized by

with the support of