We believe that human rights are interdependent and interrelated: all human rights are part of a complementary framework. Everyone is born with and possesses the same rights regardless of their background: country, gender, race, religion, cultural or ethnic identities.

For this reason the issues that ICO focuses on are broad and relate social and cultural life from self-determination to environment.

Human rights are interdependent and interrelated. Each one contributes to the realisation of a personas human dignity through the satisfaction of his or her developmental, physical, psychological and spiritual needs. The fulfilment of one right often depends, wholly or in part, upon the fulfilment of others. For instance, fulfilment of the right to health may depend, in certain circumstances, on fulfilment of the right to development, to education or to information. (UNFPA 2005)

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