Full Legislative History
Resolution Number: 1979-B098
Title: Promote the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred As Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 1979 General Convention of the Episcopal Church join with other non-governmental organizations in promoting the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of the Child and give on-going support to the higher level of basic services to children; and be it further

Resolved, That the United Nations' Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which states: "The right to affection, love, and understanding; the right to free education; the right to full opportunity for play and recreation; the right to a name and nationality; the right to special care, if handicapped; the right to be among the first to receive relief in times of disaster; the right to be a useful member of society and to develop individual abilities; the right to be brought up in a spirit of peace and universal brotherhood; the right to enjoy these rights, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national or social origin" is hereby affirmed and adopted by this Convention; and be it further

Resolved, That the Office of Religious Education and the Office of Social Ministries of the Executive Council are hereby commended for their support of the International Year of the Child and are urged to continue this concern for the needs of the children in future years.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Denver, 1979 (New York: General Convention, 1980), p. C-110.