WHEREAS the government of Sudan, allied with Janjaweed militias, continues to
inflict systematic violence on innocent civilians in Darfur, Sudan, including
murder, rape, torture, and destruction of villages;
WHEREAS deaths from the conflict are estimated at 300,000 to 400,000 since
WHEREAS roughly two million Darfurians are currently displaced, many living
in refugee camps where hunger and disease are rampant;
WHEREAS, according to the World Food Programme, 3.6 million Darfurians, more
than half the region's population, will require aid to survive the "hunger
season" (August through October);
WHEREAS the United States Congress, former Secretary of State Colin Powell,
and President George W. Bush declared that genocide is occurring in Darfur;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the 2005 General Assembly of the Unitarian
Universalist Association that Unitarian Universalists should advocate for
immediate action to end the crisis in Darfur.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that, given that the civilian population is at risk
and aid workers and International Criminal Court investigators are intimidated
and prevented from acting effectively, the 2005 General Assembly endorses United
States government legislation that calls for:
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office
support United Nations Secretariat efforts to achieve the necessary Security
Council action and to keep Unitarian Universalists informed of current events at
the United Nations concerning Darfur; and
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association urges
similar action on the part of members of the International Council of Unitarian
Universalists in those countries that comprise the Security Council.
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