By L. M. Singhvi
This e-book bargains with modern problems with important worldwide crisis on human rights, surroundings and improvement, and faith, and within the textual content of his 1993 Rede Lecture--which varieties the root for the book--the writer offers his personal analytical reviews on present considering on those matters. 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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Extra resources for A Tale of Three Cities: The 1993 Rede Lecture and Related Summit Declarations (Rede Lecture, 1993)
The Centre should, in particular, organize at least once a year information meetings open to all Member States and organizations directly involved in these projects and programmes. 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.
We are women and men who have embraced the precepts and practices of the world's religions: We affirm that a common set of core values is found in the teachings of the religions, and that these form the basis of a global ethic. We affirm that this truth is already known, but yet to be lived in heart and action. We affirm that there is an irrevocable, unconditional norm for all areas 40 A Global Ethic of life, for families and communities, for races, nations, and religions. There already exist ancient guidelines for human behavior which are found in the teachings of the religions of the world and which are the condition for a sustainable world order.
Cooperation, development and strengthening of human rights 66. The World Conference on Human Rights recommends that priority be given to national and international action to promote democracy, development and human rights. 6j. Special emphasis should be given to measures to assist in the strengthening and building of institutions relating to human rights, strengthening of a pluralistic civil society and the protection of groups which have been rendered vulnerable. In this context, assistance provided upon the request of Governments for the conduct of free and fair elections, including assistance in the human rights aspects of elections and public information about elections, is of particular importance.