05 Dec UFI to present UN General Assembly with signatures
UFI will present the following petition to the General Assembly of the UN on Tuesday, December 9th at UN Headquarters. The presentation of the signatures comes on the 60th Anniversery of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The petition reads:
We, the undersigned citizens of the member nations of the world recognize the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on its 60th anniversary adopted and proclaimed by the UN General Assembly resolution 217 A (III) on 10 December 1948. We respectfully request that all member nations and states interpret this document to mean that:
The right to life, liberty and security is for every person; that each child born or unborn, has the right to birth and a full, natural life. That a child has the right to a mother and a father, of full age, within the bonds of marriage defined as between a man and a woman. And, that the parents have the right to raise and educate their children without any limitation due to race, religion, culture or nationality.
And, that the United Nations General Assembly will promote this interpretation so that the rights of a human being are truly respected as declared in the Preamble of the Declaration,
• We reaffirm “the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world”, (Preamble)
• We reaffirm “the fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women…” (Preamble)
• We reaffirm, “a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge”, (Preamble)
And, reaffirmed by the following Articles,
Article 3: Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person.
1. Men and women of full age, without any limitation due to race, nationality or religion, have the right to marry and to found a family.
2. They are entitled to equal rights as to marriage, during marriage and at its dissolution.
3. Marriage shall be entered into only with the free and full consent of the intending spouses.
4. The family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State.
Article 25: Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance.
Article 26: Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.