THE SENATE

S.R. NO.

71

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2002

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 
   


SENATE RESOLUTION

 

REQUESTING THE UNITED NATIONS TO CONSIDER THE ESTABLISHMENT IN HAWAII, OF A CENTER FOR THE HEALTH, WELFARE, AND EDUCATION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC AND REQUESTING SUPPORT FOR the CENTER FROM THE PRESIDENT AND THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES.

 

 

WHEREAS, the Millennium Young People's Congress held in Hawaii in October 1999, demonstrated the value of a collective global vision by and for the children of the world and the need for a forum for international discussion of issues facing all children and youth; and

WHEREAS, children and youth are the key to world peace, sustainability, and productivity in the next millennium; and

WHEREAS, the health, welfare, and education of children and families are part of the basic foundation and values shared globally that should be provided for all children and youth; and

WHEREAS, the populations of countries in Asia and the Pacific Rim are the largest and fastest growing segment of the world's population with young people representing the largest percentage of that population; and

WHEREAS, Hawaii's location in the middle of the Pacific Rim between Asia and the Americas, along with a diverse culture and many shared languages, provides an excellent and strategic location for meetings and exchanges as demonstrated by the Millennium Young People's Congress, to discuss the health, welfare, and rights of children as a basic foundation for all children and youth, and to research pertinent issues and alternatives concerning children and youth, and to propose viable models for societal application; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2002, that the United Nations is respectfully requested to consider the establishment in Hawaii of a Center for the Health, Welfare, and Education of Children, Youth and Families for Asia and the Pacific; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the President of the United States and the United States Congress are urged to support the establishment of the Center; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the House and Senate Committees on Health convene an exploratory task force to develop such a proposal for consideration by the United Nations; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Resolution be transmitted to the Secretary General of the United Nations, the President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the President of the University of Hawaii, the President of the East West Center, the President of the United Nations Association in Hawaii, and members of Hawaii's congressional delegation.

 

 

 

OFFERED BY:

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Report Title:

Children & Youth; United Nations Center in Hawaii