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Reaffirms the central importance of the International Covenants on Human Rights in international efforts to promote universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and recognizes these instruments as a basis for any standard setting and codification in the field of human rights; appeals strongly to all States to become parties to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political rights and 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 to the Covenants with their obligations; invites the States parties to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to consider making the declaration provided for in article 41 of the Covenant; reaffirms the important role of the Human Rights Committee and the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights with respect to the implementation by States parties of the International Covenants on Human Rights, and expresses its satisfaction with the serious and constructive manner in which those committees are carrying out their functions.
Adopted at the 16th plenary meeting, 24 May 1989. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1989, 2-24 May 1989. - E/1989/INF/7. - 14 July 1989. - p. 157-159. - Issued in ESCOR, 1989, Suppl. no. 1.