By L. M. Singhvi
This booklet bargains with modern problems with very important worldwide challenge on human rights, atmosphere and improvement, and faith, and within the textual content of his 1993 Rede Lecture--which kinds the foundation for the book--the writer offers his personal analytical reviews on present pondering on those concerns. additionally incorporated 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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Extra resources for A Tale of Three Cities: The 1993 Rede Lecture and Related Summit Declarations (Rede Lecture, 1993)
The World Conference on Human Rights recommends continued work on the improvement of the functioning, including the monitoring tasks, of the treaty bodies, taking into account multiple proposals made in this respect, in particular those made by the treaty bodies themselves and by the meetings of the chairpersons of the treaty bodies. The comprehensive national approach taken by the Committee on the Rights of the Child should also be encouraged. 90. The World Conference on Human Rights recommends that States parties to human rights treaties consider accepting all the available optional communication procedures.
Adaptation and strengthening of the United Nations machinery for human rights, including the question of the establishment of a United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights 17. The World Conference on Human Rights recognizes the necessity for a continuing adaptation of the United Nations human rights machinery to the current and future needs in the promotion and protection of human rights, as reflected in the present Declaration and within the framework of a balanced and sustainable development for all people.
Each one of us depends on the welfare of all. Therefore the dominance of humanity over nature and the cosmos must not be encouraged. Instead we must cultivate living in harmony with nature and the cosmos. 47 A Global Ethic e) To be authentically human in the spirit of our great religious and ethical traditions means that in public as well as in private life we must be concerned for others and ready to help. We must never be ruthless and brutal. Every people, every race, every religion must show tolerance and respect — indeed high appreciation — for every other.