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U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon!

04 Apr Posted by in • Guest Writers | Comments Off on U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon!
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon!

Applause and a standing ovation to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon! In a speech given March 7, 2012 at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, he stood his ground on the violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation. While he stood before the council and spoke to what the council’s purpose was, some members walked out of the meeting

His words, “I learned to speak out because lives are at stake and because it is our duty, under the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, I stand with you and I call upon all countries and people to stand with you, too”.

The following is the charter and duty he spoke of: “As a charter, it is a constituent treaty, and all members are bound by its articles. Article 1.3: To achieve international cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian character, and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion; It is therefore my opinion that all members who did not uphold their duty by walking out should be removed from the council.”

To have members walk out of a worldwide council established for the purpose of promoting the freedom of all nations and promoting peace throughout the world, just shows what our world has come to. Those who chose to walk out have demonstrated that they lack of compassion for the welfare of all humans and are not fit to serve as members of a council that was established for that very purpose.

The Preamble to the treaty reads as follows: “We the peoples of the United Nations determined: to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom, And for these ends: to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security, and to ensure, by the acceptance of principles and the institution of methods, that armed force shall not be used, save in the common interest, and to employ international machinery for the promotion of the economic and social advancement of all peoples, Have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims: Accordingly, our respective Governments, through representatives assembled in the city of San Francisco, who have exhibited their full powers found to be in good and due form, have agreed to the present Charter of the United Nations and do hereby establish an international organization to be known as the United Nations.”

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