Human rights based on solidarity : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly

  • Author: UN General Assembly (44th sess. : 1989-1990)
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  • Date:
    15 December 1989

The General Assembly,

Reaffirming the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and other international instruments adopted by the United Nations concerning human rights,

Stressing that respect for the inherent dignity and for the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Convinced that the severe suffering of innumerable human beings throughout the world, particularly those in conditions of extreme poverty, calls for the strengthening of a common sense of human solidarity,

1.         Requests the Commission on Human Rights to obtain from States, the specialized agencies and organizations of the United Nations system, as well as from other international organizations, including non-governmental organizations, their views and to study the question;

2.         Decides to include in the provisional agenda of its forty-sixth session an item entitled "Human rights based on solidarity".

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