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Declaration Of Human Rights (Publication)

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 16 March 1949

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what action he proposes to take to publicise the text of the Universial Declaration of Human Rights, in view of Article D. 1, by which all member States are recommended to use every means within their power to do so.

Arrangements are being made to issue the text of the Declaration as a White Paper, and I am informed by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Colonies, that it is being communicated to Colonial Governors with a view to publication in their territories.

In view of the fact that this recommendation to the United Nations referred specially to dissemination in schools and other educational establishments, will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to have that done in this country?

I know that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education has this subject under consideration. Perhaps my hon. Friend will put down a Question to him.