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Gepubliceerd op 03-07-2015

2015-07-03

Vier Vrijheden

betekenis & definitie

De Vier Vrijheden is een begrip gepresenteerd door de Amerikaanse president Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1941: vrijwaring van gebrek, vrijheid van religie, vrijheid van meningsuiting en vrijwaring van vrees. Hiernaar is een van de prijzen voor verdedigers van mensenrechten vernoemd: de Four Freedoms Award.

Franklin D. Roosevelt sprak in zijn speech het volgende uit:

'In the future days, which we seek to make secure, we look forward to a world founded upon four essential human freedoms. The first is freedom of speech and expression--everywhere in the world. The second is freedom of every person to worship God in his own way--everywhere in the world. The third is freedom from want--which, translated into universal terms, means economic understandings which will secure to every nation a healthy peacetime life for its inhabitants--everywhere in the world. The fourth is freedom from fear--which, translated into world terms, means a world-wide reduction of armaments to such a point and in such a thorough fashion that no nation will be in a position to commit an act of physical aggression against any neighbor--anywhere in the world.'