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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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