The right to an adequate standard of living is a proposed fundamental human right. It is part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was accepted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948.United Nations
''Universal Declaration of Human Rights''
/ref> Furthermore, it has been written down in article 11 of the United Nations' International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The predecessor of this right, the ''Freedom from Want'', is one of the ''Four Freedoms'' that American President Franklin D. Roosevelt spoke out at his State of the Union of January 6, 1941. According to Roosevelt it is a right every human being everywhere in the world should have. In his speech Roosevelt described his third right as follows:Roosvelt, Franklin Delano (January 6, 1941
''The Four Freedoms''
American Rhetoric

See also

*Economic, social and cultural rights *Human right to water and sanitation


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