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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES             H.C.R. NO.            H.D. 1
TWENTIETH LEGISLATURE, 1999                                
STATE OF HAWAII                                            
                                                             
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                     HOUSE  CONCURRENT
                        RESOLUTION
  REQUESTING THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF) TO
    ESTABLISH A CENTER FOR THE HEALTH, WELFARE, AND RIGHTS OF
    CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN HAWAII, AND RESPECTFULLY REQUESTING
    THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE U.S. CONGRESS
    TO SUPPORT THE CENTER.



 1        WHEREAS, a forum is needed to follow up on the
 2   recommendations of the Millenium Young People's Congress to be
 3   held in October 1999; and
 4   
 5        WHEREAS, children and youth are the key to world peace,
 6   sustainability, and productivity in the next millenium; and
 7   
 8        WHEREAS, the health, welfare, and rights of children are
 9   the basic foundations that must be established for all children
10   and youth; and
11   
12        WHEREAS, Hawaii's location in the middle of the Pacific
13   Rim provides an excellent and strategic location for the
14   meeting place to follow up on the recommendations of the
15   Millenium Young People's Congress, to discuss the health,
16   welfare, and rights of children as basic foundations for all
17   children and youth, and to research pertinent issues and
18   alternatives concerning children and youth and propose viable
19   models for societal application; now, therefore,
20   
21        BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the
22   Twentieth Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session
23   of 1999, the Senate concurring, that the United Nations
24   Children's Fund (UNICEF) is respectfully requested to establish
25   a center for the health, welfare, and rights of children and
26   youth in Hawaii and support for the center is respectfully
27   requested from the President of the United States and Congress;
28   and
29   
30        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this
31   Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to the Secretary General
32   of the United Nations Children's Fund, the President of the
33   UNICEF Executive Board, the President of the United States, the
34   President of the United States Senate, and the Speaker of the
35   United States House of Representatives.