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General Resolution

WHEREAS, world peace depends on the recognition by all nations of fundamental human rights (such as those embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948); and

WHEREAS, the United Nations has attempted to encourage the nations of the world to protect these rights by specific Conventions; and

WHEREAS, the Government of Canada has ratified all of the Conventions referred to below;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED: That the Unitarian Universalist Association urge the United States Senate, with all possible speed, to ratify the Supplementary Convention on the Abolition of Slavery, the Slave Trade and Institutions and Practices Similar to Slavery; the Convention on the Abolition of Forced Labor; and the Convention on the Political Rights of Women; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That member societies and their members be urged to inform United States Senators of their strong support of ratification of these conventions; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: That member societies and their members be urged to request United States Senators to begin hearings on the Genocide Convention.

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Last updated on Wednesday, August 24, 2011.

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