Realizing Rights

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New York
United States

About Us

Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative addresses five urgent issues required for greater human development and security:

  • fostering more equitable international trade and development;
  • strengthening efforts to realize the human right to health;
  • shaping more humane migration policies;
  • encouraging women's leadership;
  • and influencing corporate social responsibility.

Realizing Rights was founded in October 2002 by Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland (1990 - 1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997 - 2002). Its mission is to put human rights standards at the heart of global governance and policy-making and to ensure that the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable are addressed on the global stage.