UN Res 53 144 and UDHR

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8 March 1999

Fifty-third session
Agenda item 110 (b)

Reaffirming the importance of the observance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the
United Nations for the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms for all
persons in all countries of the world,
Taking note of Commission on Human Rights resolution 1998/7 of 3 April 1998,1 in which the
Commission approved the text of the draft declaration on the right and responsibility of individuals, groups
and organs of society to promote and protect universally recognized human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Taking note also of Economic and Social Council resolution 1998/33 of 30 July 1998, in which the
Council recommended the draft declaration to the General Assembly for adoption,
Conscious of the importance of the adoption of the draft declaration in the context of the fiftieth
anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
1. Adopts the Declaration on the Right and Responsibility of Individuals, Groups and Organs of
Society to Promote and Protect Universally Recognized Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, annexed
to the present resolution;
2. Invites Governments, agencies and organizations of the United Nations system and
intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to intensify their efforts to disseminate the
Declaration and to promote universal respect and understanding thereof, and requests the Secretary-General
to include the text of the Declaration in the next edition of Human Rights: A Compilation of International Instruments.