Efforts and measures for securing the implementation and the enjoyment of youth of human rights, particularly the right to education and to work.

  • Author: UN General Assembly (37th sess. : 1982-1983)
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  • Date:
    3 December 1982
  The General Assembly, Recalling its resolution 36/29 of 13 November 1981, in which it, interalia, recognized the need to intensify efforts and to adopt appropriatemeasures for securing the implementation and the enjoyment by youth of humanrights, particularly the right to education and to work, Recalling also its resolution 34/151 of 17 December 1979, by which itdecided to designate 1985 as International Youth Year: Participation,Development, Peace, Convinced that it is necessary to ensure full enjoyment by youth of therights stipulated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, theInternational Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and theInternational Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, with special regardfor the right to education and to work, Aware of the fact that insufficient education and the unemployment ofyoung people limits their ability to participate in the development process,and, in this regard, emphasizing the importance of secondary and highereducation for young people, as well as of their access to appropriatetechnical, vocational guidance and training programmes, Expressing its serious interest in the success of the forthcomingInternational Youth Year which should, inter alia, promote increasingparticipation of young people in the socio-economic life of their country, l. Calls upon all States, all governmental and non-governmentalorganizations and the interested bodies of the United Nations and specializedagencies to pay continuous attention to the implementation of General Assemblyresolution 36/29 relating to efforts aimed at the promotion of human rightsand their enjoyment by youth, particularly the right to education andvocational training and to work, with a view to resolving the problem of youthunemployment;

2. Requests the Advisory Committee for the International Youth Year togive full attention to resolution 36/29 and to all relevant internationalhuman rights instruments in the preparation for and in the course of theInternational Youth Year, in particular in elaborating its recommendationsconcerning the Year.


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