Measures to improve the situation and ensure the human rights and dignity of all migrant workers.

1990/44. Measures to improve the situation and ensure the human rights and dignity of all migrant workers

The Commission on Human Rights, Reaffirming the permanent validity of the principles and standards embodied in the basic instruments regarding the international protection of human rights, in particular in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, Convinced that, in spite of the existence of an already established body of principles and standards, there is a need to make further efforts to improve the situation and ensure the human rights and dignity of all migrant workers and their families, Recalling General Assembly resolution 34/172 of 17 December 1979, by which the Assembly established an open ended working group to elaborate an international convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and their families, Recalling also General Assembly resolutions 35/198 of 15 December 1980, 36/160 of 16 December 1981, 37/170 of 17 December 1982, 38/86 of 16 December 1983, 39/102 of 14 December 1984, 40/130 of 13 December 1985, 41/151 of 4 December 1986, 42/140 of 7 December 1987, 43/146 of 8 December 1988 and 44/155 of 15 December 1989, in all of which the Assembly took note of the reports of the Working Group on the Drafting of an International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families and expressed its satisfaction with the steady and substantial progress being made by the Working Group, Bearing in mind its own resolutions 37 (XXXVII) of 12 March 1981, 1982/35 of 11 March 1982, 1983/45 of 9 March 1983, 1984/61 of 15 March 1984, 1985/52 of 14 March 1985, 1986/58 of 13 March 1986, 1987/43 of 10 March 1987, 1988/77 of 10 March 1988 and, in particular, 1989/55 of 7 March 1989,

1. Welcomes once more the progress being made by the Working Group on the Drafting of an International Convention on the Protection of the rights of All Migrant Workers and Their Families in the discharge of its mandate and, in particular, the headway it has made in the second reading of the draft International Convention;

2. Reiterates the request by the General Assembly that the Centre for Human Rights should carry out the technical revision of the text of the articles of the draft convention approved in second reading by the Working Group, with a view to ensuring uniformity of terminology and to harmonizing the versions in the official languages of the United Nations, and expresses the wish that the technical revision should be finalized before the next meeting of the Working Group in order to enable it to complete its work as soon as possible;

3. Invites all Member States to continue co-operating with the Working Group in the performance of its task;

4. Reiterates its hope that the General Assembly will complete the elaboration of the convention as soon as possible;

5. Requests the Secretary-General to inform the Commission at its forty-seventh session of the further progress made in this regard, under the agenda item "Measures to improve the situation and ensure the human rights and dignity of all migrant workers".

52nd meeting
6 March 1990
[Adopted without a vote. See chap. XIII.]
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