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By L. M. Singhvi

This ebook offers with modern problems with very important worldwide drawback on human rights, surroundings and improvement, and faith, and within the textual content of his 1993 Rede Lecture--which types the root for the book--the writer provides his personal analytical reviews on present pondering on those concerns. additionally integrated are declarations from 3 significant meetings: the Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro in 1992, and the U.N. international convention on Human Rights in Vienna and the Parliament of World's Religions in Chicago, either in 1993. the writer led delegations to those meetings, and used to be heavily linked to their deliberations.

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100. The World Conference on Human Rights requests the SecretaryGeneral of the United Nations to invite on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights all States, all organs and agencies of the United Nations system related to human rights, to report to him on the progress made in the implementation of the present Vienna Declaration Declaration and to submit a report to the General Assembly at its fifty-third session, through the Commission on Human Rights and the Economic and Social Council.

In the face of all inhumanity our religious and ethical convictions demand that every human being must be treated humanely! This means that every human being without distinction of age, sex, race, skin color, physical or mental ability, language, religion, political view, or national or social origin possess an inalienable and untouchable dignity, and everyone, the individual as well as the state, is therefore obliged to honor this dignity and protect it. Humans must always be the subjects of rights, must be ends, never mere means, never objects of commercialization and 45 A Global Ethic industrialization in economics, politics and media, in research institutes, and industrial corporations.

The World Conference on Human Rights underlines the importance of strengthening the World Public Information Campaign for Human Rights carried out by the United Nations. They should initiate and support education in human rights and undertake effective dissemination of public information in this field. The advisory services and technical assistance programmes of the United Nations system should be able to respond immediately to requests from States for educational and training activities in the field of human rights as well as for special education concerning standards as contained in international human rights instruments and in humanitarian law and their 35 Vienna Declaration application to special groups such as military forces, law enforcement personnel, police and the health profession.

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