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Human Rights Covenants

1972 General Resolution

WHEREAS, the International Covenants on Human Rights as adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1966 stress the importance of nations in upholding, protecting and extending the rights of human beings the world over; and

WHEREAS, the recognition and approval of those covenants are consistent with the liberation concepts embodied in our federal Constitution, Declaration of Independence and pursuits of international justice; and

WHEREAS, the social, economic, civil and political rights of individual persons and whole groups of people are in need of acknowledgment, stimulation and expansion under world government as represented by the United Nations; and

WHEREAS, the 1965 General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association unanimously adopted a General Resolution displaying its concern in this matter;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That the United States Senate be called upon to ratify promptly the International Conventions and Covenants on Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly: particularly those on genocide; racial discrimination; education, social, and cultural rights; civil and political rights; and discrimination in education.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That our government exert special leadership in support of world-wide human rights by urging other nations to ratify the conventions and covenants and by aiding all efforts to strengthen the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

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