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What is the most recent human rights treaty adopted by the General Assembly?
The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families, adopted in 1990 but yet to go into force.

Which United Nations declaration states that the objectives of economic activity should be the improvement of the social, economic, political and cultural well-being of individuals and not growth and profit?
The Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1986.

Which country originally suggested the idea of an international treaty on the rights of the child?
Poland.

Which declaration was adopted by the United Nations in 1965 in order to protect the rights of young people?
The Declaration on the Promotion among Youth of the Ideals of Peace, Mutual Respect and Understanding between Peoples.

When was the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women adopted by the General Assembly?
In 1979.

Which United Nations treaty deals with genocide?
The Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948.

What seven milestones mark United Nations efforts to combat racial discrimination?
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a Declaration (1963) and a Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (1965). The United Nations held two World Conferences to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1978 and 1983) and proclaimed a First, Second and Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1973-1983, 1983-1993 and 1993-2003).

Which international declaration is aimed at religious intolerance?
The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, adopted by the General Assembly in 1981.

The United Nations has established two ad hoc International Criminal Courts to judge war crimes committed in which countries?
In the former Yugoslavia and in Rwanda.

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