For real Human Rights at the United Nations
The Secretary General of the United Nations has asked us how he can strengthen the defence of Human Rights. Write now and ask him to defend the right to life, family and the right of parents to educate their children.
The last United Nations General Assembly approved resolution A / RES / 74/151 (paragraph 12) where it suggests to the Secretary General that he consult with member states and NGOs on how he can strengthen work on human rights through international cooperation and under the principles of non-selection, impartiality and objectivity.
The Secretary General will collect all the proposals received before January 22 with the aim of presenting a report at the 70th General Assembly.
This is our opportunity to tell the United Nations what we think:
Defend the right to life. It is the first of the rights and is included both in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the Charter of Social and Political Rights.
Defend the family as the basic cell of society. This implies a transversal vision of both the policies and the legal framework to act with a family perspective. It also involves protecting marriages in crisis through mediation services. And not consider marriage to coexistence realities that do not guarantee generational change or the appropriate environment for socialization.
Defend freedom. The absence of measures against dictatorships such as Venezuela, which disturb human rights worryingly, and the passivity of the UN disappoint the expectations of citizens and trust in international institutions.
Recently, the United Nations has congratulated itself on the approval of abortion in Argentina. It is exactly the path that should not be taken: for an international institution to defend the violation of the highest of all rights is anything but to strengthen the defence of human rights and the most direct path to institutional discredit and citizen disaffection.
For more information:
You can read the letter in which the Secretary General asks NGOs for ideas on how to improve work on Human Rights: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vVlzXVMkEB8SqCoHYRaGYvEiHb_7LFErPJL7tlJ2CcY/edit
UN experts congratulate themselves on the approval of abortion in Argentina: https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/12/1081192
The Human Rights Council chaired by dictatorships: https://unwatch.org/in-the-news-un-watch-exposes-unhrc-election-of-dictator-states/
Cuba and China will ensure respect for Human Rights: https://www.un.org/en/ga/75/meetings/elections/hrc.shtml
Universal Declaration of Human Rights: https://www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights/index.html
Universal Convention on the Rights of the Child: https://www.unicef.org/sites/default/files/2019-04/UN-Convention-Rights-Child-text.pdf