STAND. COM. REP. NO.995-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 123
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 123 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT 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,"
beg leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the United Nations to consider the establishment of a Center for the Health, Welfare, and Education of Children, Youth, and Families for Asia and the Pacific (Center) in Hawaii.
The Hawaii Intergenerational Network and a concerned citizen testified in support of this measure.
Your Committees find that students of University of Hawaii's School of Social Work have expressed interest in global awareness and understanding of various issues that impact human rights, social justice, and peace. The Center could establish Hawaii as a global center that would bring in additional resources, create a learning environment for students, and promote healthy development and education for children, youth, and families.
As affirmed by the records of votes of the members of your Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing that are attached to this report, your Committees concur with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 123 and recommend its adoption.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committees on Health and Human Services and Housing,
MICHAEL P. KAHIKINA, Chair
DENNIS A. ARAKAKI, Chair