TitleInternational Covenants on Human Rights : resolution / adopted by the General Assembly.
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Urges all States to become parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, as well as to consider acceding to the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; emphasizes the importance of the strictest compliance by States parties with their obligations under the Covenants and the protocol; stresses the importance of avoiding the erosion of human rights by derogation and underlines the necessity of strict observance of the agreed conditions and procedures for derogation; urges the Secretary-General to take determined steps to give more publicity to the work of the Committee and, similarly, to the work of the Economic and Social Council and to improve administrative and related arrangements to enable them to carry out their respective functions effectively under the International Covenants on Human Rights.
Adopted at the 116th plenary meeting, 13 Dec. 1985. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the General Assembly during its 40th session, 17 September-18 December 1985, 28 April-9 May and 20 June 1986. - A/40/53. - 1986. - p. 230-231. - (GAOR, 40th sess., Suppl. no. 53).