Declaration of the Conference on the
Human Environment of 1972
(Stockholm Declaration)
By: Donald Lamy
Per. 3
The United Nations Conference on the Human
Environment, met at Stockholm from 5 to 16 June
1972, and considered the need for a common
outlook and for common principles to inspire and
guide the peoples of the world in the preservation
and enhancement of the human environment.
It was the first document in international
environmental law to recognize the right to a healthy
What it did
The meeting agreed upon a Declaration
containing 26 principles concerning the
environment and development; an Action
Plan with 109 recommendations, and a
The 26 principles were put in place to stop
the destruction of all resources and control
the pollution in the air and water

Human Environmental Act