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A/RES/50/173


General Assembly

Distr. GENERAL  

27 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 112 (b)


                  RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

            [on the report of the Third Committee (A/50/635/Add.2)]


            50/173.     United Nations Decade for Human Rights
                        Education: towards a culture of peace

      The General Assembly,

      Recognizing that, in the context of respect for the permanent
values on which the United Nations system is based, the United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has, since its
founding, worked to ensure the free circulation of ideas, to bring
individuals and cultures closer together and to ensure respect for
human rights, the effective exercise of democracy, justice and
freedom,

      Bearing in mind its resolutions 48/126 of 20 December 1993 and
49/213 of 23 December 1994 on the proclamation of the United Nations
Year for Tolerance, and its resolution 49/184 of 23 December 1994
proclaiming the United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education,

      Welcoming with appreciation resolution 5.3 adopted by the General
Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization at its twenty-eighth session,  1/ which invites the
Director-General to implement the activities of the transdisciplinary
project entitled "Towards a culture of peace", in particular unit 1,
entitled "Education for peace, human rights, democracy, international
understanding and tolerance", 

      Considering that the Plan of Action for the United Nations
Decade for Human Rights Education, 1995-2004  2/ will make a
fundamental contribution to understanding and peaceful coexistence
among individuals and nations and is consistent with the
transdisciplinary project entitled "Towards a culture of peace",

      1.    Expresses its satisfaction at the resolution 5.3 adopted by
the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific
and Cultural Organization at its twenty-eighth session, which contains
the transdisciplinary project entitled "Towards a culture of peace";

      2.    Encourages countries, regional organizations, non-
governmental organizations and the Director-General of the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to take all
necessary action to ensure education for peace, human rights,
democracy, international understanding and tolerance;

      3.    Requests the Secretary-General, in consultation with the
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and
Cultural Organization, to report to the General Assembly at its fifty-
first session on the progress of educational activities in the
framework of the transdisciplinary project entitled "Towards a culture
of peace".


                                                          99th plenary meeting
                                                              22 December 1995


                                     Notes

1/          See United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization, Records of the General Conference, Twenty-eighth
Session, vol. 1,  Resolutions, sect. IV.

2/          A/49/261/Add.1-E/1994/110/Add.1, annex.

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