Measures for the speedy implementation of international instruments against racial discrimination

XXII. RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED ON THE REPORTS OF THE THIRD COMMITTEE
2332. Measures for the speedy implementation of international instruments against racial discrimination

The General Assembly, Recalling its resolutions 1905 (XVIII) of 20 November 1963, 2017 (XX) of 1 November 1965 and 2142 (XXI) of 26 October 1966, Expressing its profound concern that many Governments continue to violate fundamental human rights and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations through policies of apartheid, segregation and other forms of racial discrimination, Concerned also that the principles of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination are being grossly violated in some parts of the world, particularly in South Africa, in the rebellious colony of Southern Rhodesia and in the Territory of South West Africa, which is under the direct responsibility of the United Nations and now illegally occupied by the Government of South Africa, Noting that many States have not yet signed and ratified the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,

1. Urges all eligible Governments which have not yet done so to sign, ratify and implement without delay the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the other conventions directed against discrimination in employment and occupation and against discrimination in education;

2. Requests the Secretary-General to make available to the Commission on Human Rights at its regular sessions the information submitted by Governments of Member States on measures taken for the speedy implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;

3. Requests the Secretary-General, the specialized agencies and all organizations concerned to continue to take measures to propagate, through appropriate channels, the principles and norms set forth in the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination;

4. Requests the International Conference on Human Rights to consider the question of giving effect to the provisions of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and the question of the implementation of the conventions directed against discrimination in employment and occupation and against discrimination in education in so far as they relate to racial discrimination, especially in South Africa, in the rebellious colony of Southern Rhodesia and in the Territory of South West Africa, which is under the direct responsibility of the United Nations and now illegally occupied by the Government of South Africa;

5. Recommends that the Commission on Human Rights continue to give consideration, as a matter of priority, to measures for the speedy implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and that it report, through the Economic and Social Council, to the General Assembly at its twenty-third session;

6. Condemns the Government of South Africa and the illegal régime in Southern Rhodesia for their open and nefarious practices of racial discrimination and intolerance against the African and other non-white peoples in the Republic of South Africa, in the Territory of South West Africa, which is under the direct responsibility of the United Nations and now illegally occupied by the Government of South Africa, and in the rebellious colony of Southern Rhodesia;

7. Calls upon the Government of South Africa to desist from all such nefarious practices;

8. Decides to consider at its twenty-third session the question of the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination.

1638th plenary meeting,
18 December 1967.
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