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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; appeals to States parties to the Covenants that have exercised their sovereign right to make reservations in accordance with relevant rules of international law to consider whether any such reservations should be reviewed; stresses the importance of avoiding the erosion of human rights by derogation and the need for strict observance of all the agreed conditions and procedures for derogation under article 4 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; invites the Commission on Human Rights, at its 47th session, to consider requesting the Secretary-General to devote a seminar, under the UN programme of human rights activities for the biennium 1992-1993, for the discussion of appropriate bench-marks to measure achievements in the progressive realization of the rights recognized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; encourages all Governments to publicize the texts of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, in as many languages as possible, and to distribute them and make them known as widely as possible in their territories.
Adopted at the 14th plenary meeting, 25 May 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1990, 1-25 May 1990. - E/1990/INF/6. - 16 July 1990. - p. 74-77. - Issued in ESCOR, 1990, Suppl. no. 1.